Colors in the Workplace
The inside of an office should be professional and neat, but without being boring. It should also please your employees and customers. When it comes to painting the interior of your Milwaukee commercial business, there are a few things to consider.
Can the choice of color have an effect on the productivity of employees?
Productivity can mean different things to different people. If an image of workers moving quickly across the shop floor is what you have in mind, color is not going to do that for you. But making your employees happy with their work place can increase their overall production.
Adding the color yellow to your office building can increase the friendliness and cheerfulness of your employees. This color can lift your spirits during a long work day, and stimulate clarity in your employees’ thought process.
Can certain colors promote harmony and stability?
If your employees struggle to get along, or always seem on the edge, you can help by adding certain colors to the walls around them. There are several different colors that have been scientifically proven to increase harmony and stability in the workplace.
Adding the color blue can encourage trust and calmness. Blue is a color of relaxation and peace, which is great for an office that does a lot of writing or thinking. Adding the color purple to your office can also create a calming energy as well as a mental healing aspect. Adding the color orange to your office building strengthens concentrations and organization. You can use this color to encourage harmony among your employees.
Are there colors to avoid in the workplace?
While certain colors can be used to increase the productivity in a workplace, there are certainly colors that can do the exact opposite as well. The color red is an aggressive color and has been said to increase blood pressure. If you want a more calm office, avoid using a great deal of red in your décor.
The color black tends to make a room dark and gloomy unless it is accented correctly. Black has also been said to be a color of empowerment and represents money hungry people.
Greens and gray colors should also be avoided in an office setting. Gray is a color of depression and can bring your employee’s feelings down and discourage cooperation. Green has also been said to slow productivity in people.
If you are unsure how to proceed painting your Milwaukee office building, the professional designers at Richmond Commercial Painting can help you find the perfect style to match the feel of your office.