Utilising colour in office interiors is an obvious design choice to adapt the moods of your employees depending on the area they are in. Whilst it was once considered that colour was distracting, and so companies targeted their designs towards bland, uninteresting work environments which combined with dull cubicles to create the typical image of the dystopian work environment.
The aesthetics of a work environment are essential to keep your employees motivated, happy in their workplace and can even have a profound effect on their health. Colours themselves provoke reactions, both conscious and unconscious, and can have an incredible influence on behaviour, comfort and desire.
Of course, there are many things that will affect a person's perception of colour, including upbringing, culture, fashion tastes and personal preference. Finding a colour that encourages the atmosphere that you desire is important, but try to run it past as many people who will be working in that area as possible, just to make sure you won't end up with an area that nobody will use due to their own personal tastes.
Two of the most popular colours in office interiors are blue and orange, and they each work in different ways. Orange has been proven to stimulate activity, appetite and encourage socialisation between parties. There is also evidence that it can improve creativity and lead to innovative and inspiring ideas. For these reasons, creative industries are more likely to use colours like orange to improve their productivity.
Blue is actually the most popular colour for corporate branding and is often preferred by men. All shades of blue are said to encourage easy communication and promote interaction and are often used in severe, non-creative industries, or in break-out rooms to encourage engagement and give employees space to relax.
Green, meanwhile, has been proven to have a soothing effect in office interiors, and has been linked to the alleviation of depression, nervousness and social anxiety. However, green has contradictory implications, depending on the shade and the culture of the users. Whilst it might symbolise growth and hope for some, in others it is more likely to be linked to sickness and envy.
Here at Oaktree Interiors, we understand just how business leaders can effectively use colour to encourage increased productivity and interaction on behalf of their staff. When it comes to office interiors, a quick lick of paint or some new wallpaper can breathe new life into an environment, even if it isn't necessarily due for refurbishment.
Picking the right colour for the right workforce, or work area within the overall office space, is essential if you really want to make the most out of your workplace environment and improve your office culture, even as you encourage your workers to operate at their highest capacity.
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