Attention business owners – if you’re finding that productivity in your workplace isn’t at the level you want it to be at, the paint color in your office may be to blame.
White walls in a room might feel crisp and clean, like a blank slate, but if they’re in your workplace, it’s time to repaint. Research reveals color can not only affect a person’s mood, but it can also hinder a worker’s effectiveness.
Here are some common paint-color choices to help boost productivity:
The color blue is the most popular color around the world, and it’s often referred to as the most “productive” color. Blue will keep a calm atmosphere. It promotes communication, trust, and efficiency. A study by the University of British Columbia (UBC) suggests that blue would be a good color in a room that is used for brainstorming.
The color red is the color of energy, passion and action. The UBC study found that red can help increase performance in employees who have detail-oriented assignments.
If you’re in an environment where having a strong sense of balance is the most important; green might be the color that makes you most productive. Similar to blue, green is a calming color that promotes harmony and balance. Green would be a good choice in an office where innovation is a key component.
Yellow is the color that captures our attention more than any other color. Yellow stimulates your ego and spirits, and makes you more optimistic. However, studies show that people are more likely to lose their temper in yellow rooms.
Everything in an office makes a statement even the simple task (or what seems to be a simply task) of painting the walls.
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