We know that paint colours can affect your mood and how you feel when it comes to certain food items , but did you know that it can also play a key role in how productive you are as well? When you give it some thought it actually makes a lot of sense; if the room you’re trying to get work done in is very brightly coloured, it can have an adverse affect on your eyes which can throw off your focus.
Angela Wright (a world-renown colour psychologist) states that “’What defines whether a color is stimulating or soothing is not the color, it’s the intensity. A strong bright color will stimulate, and a color with low saturation will soothe.’ Research has also shown that each color affects a different part of us. (And this isn’t a feng shui thing or anything like that, this is pure science, baby.) “The four psychological primaries are: red, blue, yellow, and green. And they affect the body (red), the mind (blue), the emotions, the ego, and self-confidence (yellow), and the essential balance between the mind, the body, and the emotions (green).” Interestingly, when you combine more than one color, you get the effects of both of them. For example, if you combine a highly-saturated yellow with a highly-saturated blue, you will get a color that stimulates both your emotions (yellow) and mind (blue).”
Knowing this, the suggested best colours to paint an office include:
Blue – If you need to stimulate your mind.
Yellow – If you’re a designer as it helps with creativity.
Red – If you want to be more productive doing physical work.
Green – If you want to have a greater sense of balance.