Understand Color Psychology to Increase Workplace Aesthetics and Productivity


    Old fashioned office interiors are less impressive to prospective customers and even uninspiring to the workforce. Outmoded commercial space rentals hardly attract tenants and even if they do it is at the sacrifice of the monthly rents. The 1980s or 1990s office interior style is not the trend of 2021. It will never appeal to anyone. 

    A small change can refresh the entire office space and make it look sophisticated and belonging to the 21st century. Introducing colors and adding some artwork can transform the workplace feel and look. 

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    Color psychology

    Wondering, if colors can power up your employees? Will it influence the minds and bodies? According, to color psychology, choosing appropriate colors can evoke inspiration and positivity in the environment. You create a space that reflects professionalism and integrity. Color is subjective, so the impact of a specific color is different. 

    In a research, it was identified that overpowering the office interiors with grey, white, and beige induce significant depression feeling among women. Men found overwhelming orange and purple workspaces uninspiring. Therefore, choose a color palette that balances the entire workplace feel and look. 

    General psychological theories to consider while choosing colors for your office interiors

    Black & white

    Both colors are safe to use. White is connected with purity and cleanliness, so used a lot in a sterile environment. It even helps to create a feeling of spaciousness if used a lot within office space. Black also has a significant impact on the working environment. A large volume of black cannot be incorporated in office interiors as it absorbs the natural light but if used properly it looks elegant and luxurious. 

    Blue & green 

    Blue and green are commonly found in nature. Both are low wave-length color, so has a calming effect on everyone. It helps to increase productivity and stimulates creativity. Blue is connected with reliability and stability. Certain blue shades promote efficiency and positivity, so a great color for applying in open, large spaces. 

    Green is less harsh on the eyes, so use in spaces, where employees spend more time. Green even reduces fatigue. To introduce green in the interiors, add plants or paint walls green. 


    Red is a high wavelength color, which escalates blood flow and heart rate. Due to its alarming effect, it is a color to be used less. Use it to grab attention towards specific details. If red dominates office interiors stress and aggression is evoked but a small amount of red in the décor or feature wall boosts efficiency and energy. You can use red in areas that employees don’t use as workspaces like hallways, kitchen, or bathrooms. 

    Orange & yellow

    Both colors are warm and bright connected to optimism, happiness, and energy. Areas designated for collaboration can use yellow because it stimulates innovation and creativity. If used inappropriately, yellow can be overpowering. Therefore, choose a subdued shade or use it as an accent on décor or furniture. Similar is the case with orange. If used properly it encourages a feeling of determination and success otherwise it becomes agitating. Highlight certain elements because orange is eye-catching.