Colour in the Workplace

How is colour in the workplace used and does it go unnoticed and blend into the background in your business?

Colour itself is a visual experience and subconsciously affects the brain and therefore, how we work! So, what potential impact can lighting and colour have on health, well-being and productivity within the workplace? 

What impact is the colour of walls in your workplace having on your employees?

Can colour improve employee Well-being?

Natural light creates a constantly changing spectrum of colours' throughout the day, from warm in the morning to cool at midday and back to warm in the evening. Natural light is not always available in the workplace, so why not introduce colour and light and put a boost of well-being into the workplace.

Providing a variety of spaces that make it easy for employees to engage and connect with others could allow for destressing and reflection. Creating active spaces or ‘break out rooms’ such as restaurants or kitchen areas can provide a well needed boost to keep levels of employee motivation high!

Colour and its wellbeing affects:

Blues are reminiscent of clear skies or placid pools of water which means they feel both tranquil and relaxing

Greens have a calming, restorative and invigorating effect as they reflect healthy and lush landscapes

Yellows remind us of the enriching warmth from the sun’s light, so are wonderfully uplifting and mood-enhancing

Oranges bring to mind juicy fruits and berries, so can be reassuring, energising and stimulating

Reds are seen in flowers, fruits and the heat from fires, so they feel warm, nourishing and comforting

Whilst neutral colours such as white, cream, soft greys and browns are used within the workplace to compliment other colours', they may not be particularly stimulating, but they can create a sense of comfort to the work-space. 


Artwork and accent colours' when introduced may create a greater level of energy and lift the whole feel of the space and give your employees the health check they deserve! 

If we can help you to improve employee well-being in your business get in touch and let us help you to shape your business.  

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