Business is booming, you’re hiring more talent, and you are rapidly outgrowing your space. It's time to upgrade the office. You need something that will both optimize workflow and impress potential clients. You've worked out the layout, now what color scheme? Cool white modern, a playful pop of color, or elegegantly mature?
Multiple studies have researched how color schemes in the office effect productivity. For example, a University of Texas study found that bland gray, beige and white offices induced feelings of sadness and depression, especially in women, while orange and purple had similar effects on men.
Ever wonder why hospital rooms are typically pale shades of blue and green? These low-wavelength colors are known to lend an overall sense of well-being and tend to be calming and sedating. In other words, they PUT YOU TO SLEEP. This palette may work if you own a yoga studio or a spa but may not be optimal if you want your workers to actually work.
That being said, Blue is also known to promote feelings of trust and communication so if your business warrents a high level of teamwoork and collaboration, you may just want to add a splash.
Yellow, on the other hand, often viewed by color psychologists as the shade of optimism, is energizing and fresh. It is believed to trigger innovation and is best used in work environments where artists, writers, designers, developers and other creative professionals work.
Red, a high-wavelength color, is highly stimuating and energizing. It’s great for active, intense jobs and places that require night shifts. But beware, it also increases the appetitie, so if your going with red, use it sparingly or make sure you’ve got some munchies for your team.
Despite the plethora of data out there on color theory and maximizing productivity, at Modify Furniture, we also understand that each employee is more than the sum of statistical data and as such, individuals may be affected differently or may in fact have personal preferences. That us why the Polychrome office line is designed with swappable colored components. Because in the end, a happy worker is a hard worker.
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