Spring is that time of year when we take a fresh look at our surroundings. A new year often makes us think of new business goals. This could mean anything from rebranding your business to redecorating your workspace and whilst the colours we choose for our homes and wardrobes can vary often, office spaces don’t tend to change as regularly, such is the nature of the beast.
Take a look around your office. Does it feel dull and uninteresting? Colours are key to our lives and can help change the mood and productivity of staff. The easiest way to introduce a flash of colour into your office is by stepping outside the box!
A hint of blush
Adding some simple colour accents to your office space in small ways can easily and completely change your attitude towards the working environment.
There have been many studies that show how colour influences our mood.
- Blues are thought to increase productivity and give a calm and stable atmosphere
- Green is a good colour for those working long hours as it helps you to remain calm and efficient and is easy on the eyes
- Yellow is great for the innovative and the designers amongst us, an optimistic colour that stimulates creativity
- Red if there’s something you want to be noticed in the office…paint it red!
The choices can be boundless, the ideas can be endless, just use a bit of imagination!
The inspiration of colour
A chair can make a statement by using complementary colours, a bold colour or a ‘standout’ fabric design. Use a two-colour finish or feature your company’s colour palette to enhance your surroundings.
A block of colour
Coloured storage can make a huge difference to the dynamics of the office, a subtle accent or solid block of colour added to a one-dimensional space is a simple modification bringing energy to the area.
What is the colour of wood?
Substituting the wood finish of your desks, tables or storage can make a surprising impact, and there is such a variety of colours and textures. MFC wood-style finishes alongside some bright laminate finishes can make a great visual effect.
Whether working on a new office space or revitalising an existing one, COI has great experience in office and space design.
A designated Project Manager can produce 2D and 3D colour plans to help you determine the style, design and colour whilst making your budget work for you. We take the concept to completion.
Last Updated on May 17, 2023