Any working man or a woman has at least once read something about the ways to increase his or her productivity. There are numerous articles and science studies that deal with various kinds of productivity boost methods. They include diet changes, physical exercise, different kinds of hobbies, change of life and business environment, location of the office, lighting, furniture and working hours, to name just a few. They are all more or less successful and also vary in easiness of implementation, as well as costs included. However, I am here to present a unique, straightforward and practical approach, a color one. So, stay with me and find out which colors will best increase your productivity.
Science behind it
I need to emphasize something at the very beginning. My recommendations come from a scientific base, not Feng Shui, without any disrespect. It is scientifically proven that the choice of colors used in our rooms significantly influences our mood and behavior and consequently our productivity. And not only do the colors make a difference, their intensity makes one too. Basically, there are 4 prime colors that have the strongest influence, including their various palettes and shades. Furthermore, different aspects of our personality are targeted by each color separately. Namely, red influences the body, yellow emotions blue the mind and green the overall balance of these three aspects. Naturally, mixing them is more than welcomed and this allows you to achieve the best results. That is if you are being honest about your personal characteristics, as well as knowing your employees’. Furthermore, which color you would choose depends mainly on the effect you wish to achieve and area of work you wish to boost. General positive atmosphereis a productivity boost in its own terms, but why not additionally push it into the right direction if science allows you to? Therefore, go through the next paragraphs carefully and you will get the general idea and inspiration.
As we already said, it influences the mind. It is soothing in essence but this depends on the shade and intensity used. Strong blue is a great thought cleaner while softer shades have calming and soothing effect. Just remember the color of the sea and the sky before the storm, to have a more vivid impression. Furthermore, blue improves communication, strengthens the logic and level of duty and trust. Therefore, if you are in a line of work that includes all numbered, blue is your productivity color. A nice touch of soft red or orange will add intensity and disallow sterility.
Red stands for body. So, if you feel you need more dynamic atmosphere and an instant booster, red is the one to go for. However, be careful not to make it too intensive since it could result in defiance and even aggression. It is a strong, basic color and leaves a strong impression, combining it with more soothing colors, such as green or blue is recommended for a more controlled overall effect.
Self esteem, creativity, optimism and emotional strength are the main areas targeted by this color, if used moderately. On the other hand, used too boldly it can result in irrationality and anxiety, which is something that should certainly be avoided. Therefore, if your line of work requires the benefits that yellow brings, your only concern is not making it too bright.
The color of nature is soothing and relaxing, and as we said before, a balancer of blue, red and yellow. Make sure you use it, regardless of the work you are doing since proper balance is always needed.
Combine the design
The color principles apply to entire office accessories, not just the walls. I found out from a well known office fit out Sydney has to offer that you can have any individual office item made in the color of your choice. Make use of this option to combine colors and new office interior design in the most productive manner.
Once again, you need to carefully think through your present productivity level and the areas of work that need to be improved in order to raise it. You need to be absolutely certain which part you wish to influence and only then the color principle will have the desired effect since the color.