Take a moment before proceeding with the article. Did you know that the color you paint your office walls have much more influence on you and your employees compared to other incentives? No? Look at your walls. Then compare your employee performance over the past month. Or even consider yourself. How does your office make you feel?
According to a recent study on the workplace environment and how it influences productivity, color was a controversial aspect that stood out. Apparently, shades like plain gray, beige and white offices induced feelings of sadness and depression, especially in women. Men, on the other hand, experienced similarly gloomy feelings in purple and orange work spaces.
Similar scientific studies have also supported the above study. Maybe your employees get to work pumped and ready for work then the paint on the walls waters down their zeal and mood. Yes, that is possible. It’s time to substitute those dull colors for more vibrant hues with a view to increase productivity and spark creativity.
Get ready to incorporate some which most offices shy away from; low-wavelength colors, like green and blue will improve efficiency and focus. They also lend an overall sense of well-being. Bottom line: If you want happier, more effective workers, green and blue are wise choices.
Red, a high-wavelength color, is active, intense and alarming at times. The color not only increases the heart rate and blood flow upon sight, but also commands attention. That said, if there’s something in the office you want to urgently draw employees’ eyes to, it’s best to paint it red.
Meanwhile yellow is energetic and fresh and is believed to trigger innovation and is best used in work environments where artists, writers, designers, developers and other creative professionals work.
If after reading the above article you are still in doubt, Google. The company. Ever wondered why it’s employees love their job? Well, on top of the many concepts, color is in abundance.