The use of Colour in Workplace Design

shutterstock_104014736Showing colour courage not only enhances the ‘feel good’ factor and the motivation of the employees but can also positively influence performance and efficiency. In coloured office rooms, the error rate is demonstrably lower than in grey beige rooms decorated with natural fibres. However, there are some rules of thumb to be observed, becuase sight disorders, lack of concentration, irritability and signs of fatigue can be the direct consequence of improper colouring. The aim is to gently stimulate the atmosphere in the office instead of converting the workplace into a Disneyland park. Carefully chosen suble basic tints supplemented by some emphasized features produce an atmosphere of balnced suspense. The selective application of bright and dark, cool and warm colours may also change the proportions of rooms. A dark ceiling, for example makes high rooms appear lower, narrow coridors can be visually widened by bright walls, and long ones can be shortened by saturated tints. A succession of single colours shoul be considered, just as the size of the colour fields applied. The more care is exercised when tuning nuances, brightness and saturation of the colours, the more rewarding and harmonious the result will be. If you are concerned about the colour in your office, then get in touch with one of our designers.

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