If your office is dull – it’s time for a makeover!

A recent University of Texas study, found that beige, bland grey, and white offices induced feelings of sadness and depression, especially in women. On the other hand, men experienced gloomy feelings in purple and orange workspaces.

To determine which colour to paint your surroundings, you should narrow down which main colour, or combination of colours will work the best in your environment.

According to a recent article, low-wavelength colours, like green and blue, improve efficiency and focus. They can also provide an overall sense of well-being. Consequently, if you want happier, more productive workers, green and blue are wise choices. Additionally, there have been studies that asked worker preference about environment and color, and the majority felt they liked to work in a blue or blue-green environment.

Similarly, red, a high-wavelength colour is active, intense and may prove alarming at times. The IQ5 Chair (pictured below), is a perfect addition to any office. If there’s something in the office you want to urge employee’s attention to something, it’s best to paint it red . According to a recent article, the colour increases the heart rate and blood flow upon sight.


Featured: VRange (Top),  IQ5 Chair (Red, Left), XChair (Blue, Right).

Meanwhile, yellow is an optimistic colour and can help stimulate creativity. It is also an energetic and fresh colour which may trigger innovation. It is believed to trigger innovation and may be beneficial in environments where artists, designers and developers work.

“White doesn’t help us be productive, and most work environments are white, off-white, or gray”, says researcher, Nancy Kwallek, Researcher at The University of Texas.

Nancy further explains to avoid gray to keep morale up. Gray is psychologically neutral, the colour also lacks energy.  According to Colour Affects, a London-based colour psychology consultant, heavy use of gray can foster a lack of confidence and even depression. This colour should be used in small amounts and offset by a bright colour, such as yellow.

Remember, choosing the right colours can impact the success of your business!

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