If your office walls are painted dull grey, the cold colour of warships, concrete and cubicles – it’s time for a makeover.
Office décor is more important than many people think. Our surroundings have a huge impact on our mood and productivity. With simple changes, it is possible to boost creativity and productivity.
Low-wavelength colours, like restful green and calming blue – two of the most common colours in Mother Nature’s palette improve efficiency and focus. They also lend an overall sense of wellbeing. Bottom line: If you want happier, more effective workers, green and blue are wise choices.
Meanwhile mellow yellow, often viewed by colour psychologists as the shade of optimism, is energetic 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 colour, is active, intense and alarming at times. The passion inspiring colour increases the heart rate and blood flow upon sight. If there’s something in the office you want to urgently draw employees’ eyes to, it’s best to paint it red.
Wall art and murals are a good way to add some more of these inspirational and energising colours to your office décor more subtly than painting every wall. Consider using big, bold wall stickers or murals in selected colours in different areas and break out points of the office to inspire your staff.
Naturally, wall art pieces are also a sophisticated way to communicate your brand identity, messages and ethos to employees and visitors. These will remind them about the real reasons why you are doing what you are doing and show your customers what your business is all about.
Providing wall art or murals in breakout areas, will also allow your staff to take a moment and escape the busy office environment. Long days at the office can easily get quite draining. These pieces can instantly lift the mood and subtly provide a change of scenery; whilst re-energising your staff.