Recent studies by the University of Texas have proven that white, grey and beige offices have a negative impact on employees’ productivity, well-being and creativity. These are possibly the three most required assets at every office today. So, if you’re looking for improvement at your office, Designer Colours could be a way to go.
We know from the experience that deciding about your office interior can be trickier than it seems. There are many factors you need to take into a count before you even start planning. That would include your company’s brand identity, equipment requirements, productivity and more. On top of all, finally, deciding about the colours at the office could be a challenge too.
That’s why we’ve decided to give you a bit of a head-start and explain how Designer Colours can be used at your office.
What is a designer colour?
Designer Colour is a strong, vibrant, saturated colour great to for accenting and especially loved by Creatives and Designers. Here, at Bevlan, we offer a wide range of designer clours and finishes for all of our products. However, it’s important to understand the principles of choosing the right colour, so you don’t “overpower” the design. As we’ve already explained in one of our previous articles, each colour can be associated with a different emotion and can have a big impact on your wellbeing. That’s why it’s very important to choose the right balance between your designer colours and subtle, classy tones.
How to choose the right designer colour for you office?
We asked our dear friend, Kinga, an interior designer at ElementDesign, based in Manchester, to give you guys a little bit of professional advice on how to choose the right colour for your office interior.
“Carefully selected interior colours can create a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. When choosing colours pay attention to what you’ll be using the space for.
If you want to encourage creative thinking, we recommend choosing vibrant and clean shades, like reds, yellows and greens. If work requires a lot of concentration and peace, such colours could be distracting. In that case, choosing subdued colours, such as white, warm beige and brown would be the best option
There are some colours you should be very careful with. For example – red. Even though this colour has a stimulating effect, too much of it can cause encourage aggression and cause distraction.
Greenery has a relaxing effect. Brings harmony, balance and reduces eye strain. It is worth using it in the form of live vegetation, which further improves air quality.
Blue tones help you calm your mind. It also inspires trust and is often associated with professionalism. It is the most frequently chosen colour for office rooms.
Yellow facilitates remembering and violet stimulates our creativity.
However, apart from the colours, other elements also play an important role in creating a comfortable environment. Things like acoustics, lighting and ergonomics, must be taken into consideration too. It is definitely worth giving this plot to specialists.”
– Kinga Rafalska
Interior Designer at ElementDesign
But what if you’re not really sure if designer colours could work well in your office? Here is a great example of balancing vibrant, highly saturated colours with corporate, elegant tones – straight from our briliant, redesigned portfolio! See photos and find out what products did we use for this stunning project.