Have you ever been to a hillside, covered with a green canopy, or a bright yellowish landscape valley with a bluish lake near it? How do you feel, when you look at the endless blue skies? Have you ever seen a historical place, with its marvelous brown or grey color architectural ancient buildings? Have you ever feel the rustic golden color of sands in a desert land?
Sometime in your life, you must have experienced this all of charm and magic of nature which may become a source of inspiration of your creativeness. This is why many of workplaces include nature’s color scheme in the interior to improve growth and production in their employees. Mankind is related to it from the time of their evolution.
So read the followings to know how color affects the psychology of employees.
Red is the color of energy, passion, and activeness. This color influences staffs to work quickly and effectively. It also creates a creative environment. Red suits best for the environment, where physical works needed. Taking this as the main color for the interior may cause harm to people, as it can make heart rate, blood pressure and metabolism faster and produce an increase in appetite. This is why red is frequently used in fast food advertisements. It can also produce anger in the minds of the employees. So, it is advisable to use red as a supplementary color in the workplace by adopting red color furniture or red paint on the white wall.
Blue is known as the color of the sky, ocean, calmness, and hope. It is the best color for employees who need a long time concentration work. It helps in reducing anxiety and produce patience to stick to work for a long time. Unlike red color, it helps in lowering heart rate, blood pressure, and respiration. Its tints and shade also produce varying effects on the psychic of staffs. Tints induce calming effect; helpful for concentration, while Shades help in clearing thoughts.
It also shows the feeling of trust and security. Use this color according to type and need of your company or organization.
Here we go with nature’s color. Best known for its peacefulness, calming effect and poise. Like blue, its tints and shades also help in shaping the minds of employees. Dark green stimulates while lighter green calms. It relaxes the mind and gives a long-lasting freshness.
It is also a color of wealth and creativity. Using the right hues of green in your workplace can surely affect your productivity.
You can add indoor plants for greater efficiency or can go with artificial plants, which are now with huge demand. These artificial plants can be used for many means; from soothing effect to decoration. Those are available as artificial plants, artificial flowers, silk plants, artificial cactus, artificial grass plants, etc and will enhance your indoor environment. Creating a greener environment where stressful work is done, may save your employees from depression and fatigue.
Yellow, the color of the Sun also known as the color of happiness, fun, and leisure. It helps in creating a relaxing environment and increase innovation and creativity. It also gives a warm and welcoming effect to the environment. This color works best for professionals with a creative career, such as writers, artists, and designers. But using this color as the main color of your interior may produce sadness, frustration, and anger. So be careful while choosing yellow in your palette.
It may not be suitable for serious companies or organizations.
This color has properties of both Red and Yellow. Like red, orange is the color of energy. It makes employees enthusiastic; create interest and welcoming in nature. Like yellow, it is the color of happiness and overuse can lead to fatigue and frustration. It will give best results if used as a supportive color in the decoration of the interior. It also brings harmony in the workplace.
It is known as the men’s color. It shows power, strength and is dominating in nature. Black can be used as supportive or decorative color in the interior. It can be harmful to use Black as the main color of the interior, as it can produce depression and sadness, but can be effective if used with greyish colors. It gives an elegant, stylish and fashionable look to your office.
Colors like brown, white and grey are not always good to be used as the main color, but with a combination of lighter and darker values can give an effective look. This can be used for a classy environment which can be used as a meeting room or as a studio.
In your workplace, you have employees of different background, different interest and like. You should have the best resources, greater facilities in order to make them work for you happily. Making workplaces suitable not only makes your employees happy but also increases your organization’s production and growth. So never forget to make your office more acceptable by following these simple rules.