Office Design

Happiness, Focus, and Productivity: The Power of Color in the Office

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The colors that surround us has a sizable effect on our bodies, minds, emotions, and the ways we work. Whether that’s a fresh paint job or new set of desk accessories, color has a big impact. Blue, featured above, is a source of calm, stability, and focus.

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For a sense of balance and calm, bring green into your workspace. It is a reassuring color that also boosts creative thinking–great for your next brainstorming session or for a soothing environment to relax and unwind. 

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Sunny, cheerful, and positive, yellow is a brave color that summons optimism and can galvanize the creative spirit. Yellow is fun, but it can also be overstimulating and cause eye strain, so choose wisely.

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Fiery and energetic, red is a call to action for your body. Red increases your heart rate and blood flow, so it’s a great color to surround yourself with when you need to get something done.

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Purple combines blue’s sense of calm with red’s fire. Stately and royal, purple can boost energy and encourage creativity. It can be a difficult color to work with, but it in the right context it can be striking and memorable.

Illustrations by Tin Nguyen

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