The influence of colour in office
The colour scheme you choose for your office can have a dramatic effect on clients and visitors, either creating a subliminally good or bad perception of your business.
The right choice of colour should change with the type of business conducted. The moment your door is open, your image is being projected and judgments are being made. The right choice of office colours can ensure a positive image.
General Office Space
Your colour choices can bring forth different messages, so it’s important to understand the subliminal effects a colour can make.
Cool colours such as blue and green will keep a calm atmosphere, but too many of these colours may slow staff productivity. Adding a bit of a warmer colour such red, yellow, or orange in the space will increase the energy flow and improve productivity.
Alternatively, too much red could become a source of anger and aggression, too much orange or peach will create a talkative social atmosphere, while too much yellow can cause an environment to feel stressful to some.
Training and Lecture Rooms
A great colour for training rooms is turquoise, in light to medium tones, the colour of creativity and mass communication.
Turquoise is a good colour for teaching and helps calm the nerves of public speakers. Printing on yellow coloured handouts is beneficial for recipients in retaining what they are reading.
For those participating in training, some yellow in front of them, either on the wall or behind a teaching board, can help them retain what is being taught.