Now, you might be wondering what colours elicit what feelings, so that you can make all these decisions. Here are some facts about common colours:
Blue – Elicits honesty, creativity, and innovation. Great for areas where people are constantly coming up with new ideas, and pairs well with a lot of neutral, earthy tones.
Green – Connected to calmness and recovery. It is said that green is best for offices where people work long hours, and can even improve vision! Greens and blues go great together, and can easily be used to modernize the feel of a space while still producing calming effects.
Yellow – While bright yellow can bring freshness, joy, and warmth to a space, dark yellow can age and darken it, so be careful! Yellow is used best as an accent colour in our opinion, so perhaps you could use it in throw pillows or in artwork.
Orange – Promotes enthusiasm, strength, and communication. A playful colour, orange is a great and unique choice that can add a great vibe to your office. However, be sure to not overdo it – too much orange can hurt the eyes, and might look a bit unrefined.
Red – A strong colour, red can elicit both positive and negative feelings. Some things associated with red are power, attention, and superiority. Because of its powerful effect, red works best in a space as an accent colour!
Grey – While grey can be used to modernize a space and is a great base colour, it is said that overusing it can promote feelings of burnout and decrease productivity in an office space!
White – Like mentioned before, a white paint colour can be a great way to brighten a space. But, to bring some warmth back and to avoid your space looking sterile, consider a beige or cream for your walls instead.