Color Your Way To Success: Which Colors Are Right For Your Office?

When you walk into someone's office, you might get a certain feel about the ambiance; you might feel it's bright and welcoming, or maybe you feel that it's stark and intimidating. What you probably don't realize is how much the color of the walls influences how you feel about the ambiance in the office. Colors affect people much more than they may realize; there is even a field in psychology dedicated to studying how colors influence people's behaviors. Once you know how colors can affect people's thoughts and feelings, you can design your office so that the colors complement and enhance your business.  

Reception Area

The colors you choose for the reception area are especially important because it's where clients and employees will make their first impression of your business. Naturally, you want everyone who walks into the office for the first time to feel welcome, which is why a color in the orange family would be a good option. Orange represents energy and positivity; a light orange could be used in a more formal office while a bright orange could be used in a laid back office. In a doctor's office or any office where people might feel uneasy, greens and blues are good options because they're known to make people feel calm and reassured. 

Working Area

In the area where employees are working, you'll want to choose a color that promotes productivity. Because blues and greens are so calming, they could make employees feel slow and stifle productivity. Reds, oranges, and yellows are energetic, stimulating, and invigorating, which is what makes them great options for the main working area of your office. If you don't want such a visually bright space, you can still get the psychological benefits by accenting with these colors.

Meeting Room

Meeting rooms are all about promoting creativity and having effective communication, which is why turquoise is the perfect color for them. Turquoise is the color of creativity, mass communication, and learning. Because of the blue and green tones in turquoise, the color also helps calm people who need to speak in front of a large crowd, which can be helpful for a meeting room. If there's something important people need to learn and remember at a meeting, introduce some aspect of yellow, because yellow is the color of retention.

Even though certain colors can elicit behaviors and feelings in people, you will achieve the best results if you blend the teachings of color psychology with your own personal tastes.

For further assistance, contact local professionals, such as those from JV Painting & Decorating.