Colour has been proven to impact mood, productivity and well-being. Many businesses are starting to use colour to not only define their company and its brand aesthetic but also bring new life to office spaces.
Over the years, working spaces have evolved significantly; improvements have been made to create a more relaxed and comfortable atmosphere creating colourful environments where they can work in a more productive and positive way.
Take a second, just one second, to
look up from your screen and look
around the environment you’re in.
Take note of what colours you see
around you. What colour is most
dominant? What colour makes you
feel relaxed, energised, and productive?
Do any colours produce negative
feelings in your mind?
Working in overwhelmingly
neutral, colour-deficient spaces
can create low moods and
decrease productivity and
positivity, so why not think about
using bright colours in conference
and meeting rooms to inspire
ideas and discussions between
employees and lighter pastel
shades throughout breakout social
and working spaces to create a
sense of calm, comfort
It’s not just the colour of the walls that can be changed in the workplace. Think about the furniture, accessories, and lighting. Include furniture that adds a splash of colour to your space, dot greenery around the office for a biophilic feel, and keep your lighting warm and natural to improve employee well-being.
Envision your workspace in your mind. What colour do you think resonates most with conference rooms, breakout zones or social spaces? The colours that surround us on a daily basis can influence us more than we realise; it can affect mood and performance, so deciding on colour schemes with employee health and well-being at the forefront of our minds is vital to creating a comfortable and productive workspace.
Different colours resonate with
people in different ways. Some
colours can make people feel
anxious and irritated, while other
colours can bring on feelings of joy
and creativity. Why not give your
employees a choice? What colours
would they like to see in the office?