Colour can influence human emotions and behaviours, from encouraging employees or students to be more productive, or influencing customers to make a purchase.
The right shade can make a space feel warmer, or cooler, it can encourage creativity, calm people down or even induce boredom, so be careful which colours you pick when re-decorating! We’ve taken a look at some of the most frequent colours and how they can effect you, and the environment where they are.
Green is ideal for employees that work long hours, the colour green is most closely associated with the natural environment, and symbolises growth, harmony and balance. Painting your workspace in the right shade of green can help reduce anxiety amongst your people, and help any visiting clients to feel more comfortable.
Use red in environments that require physical activity, red has been proven to energise people and can even increase your heart rate; it’s also proven to boost performance on detail focused tasks such as proof reading. Use red in spaces used for physical activity, such as a gym, but not in spaces where people are sat at desks for long hours.
People are most productive in offices painted blue and studies have proven that people are more confident in offices with blue colour schemes. Blue also has a calming effect, and has been proven to reduce stress by lowering blood pressure and heart rate; use blue in busy, high pressure offices, were teams are driven by deadlines.
The right amount of yellow can trigger innovation! Yellow is optimistic and energetic and best used in creative spaces, but too much yellow can lead to anxiety and stress. Studies have also found that people are more likely to lose their temper in yellow rooms, so it’s not suitable for meeting rooms or other places in which high pressure situations arise.
If you’re thinking of re-decorating, be it an office, a school or hospital, our painting team can help you select the right colour for the environment. Each package of works is created bespoke to our customers’ needs, with services tailored to preserve the business-as-usual environment. Whether services are delivered in a live educational, retail, healthcare or domestic environment, our teams work to deliver a considerate and consistent service, alongside the highest levels of quality.