The influence of color in office
The color 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 color 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 colors can ensure a positive image.
General Office Space
Your color choices can bring forth different messages, so it’s important to understand the subliminal effects a color can make.
Cool colors such as blue and green will keep a calm atmosphere, but too many of these colors may slow staff productivity. Adding a bit of a warmer color such red, yellow, or orange in the space will increase the energy flow and improve productivity.
Alternatingly, 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 color for training rooms is turquoise, in light to medium tones, the color of creativity and mass communication.
Turquoise is a good color for teaching and helps calm the nerves of public speakers. Printing on yellow colored 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.