Repaint bland walls
A study from the University of Texas suggests that you should repaint at least some of your white, grey or beige walls as these bland colours do your team no favours. Associated with a gloomy, institutional vibe or sterile hospital setting, these shades dampen productivity. On the flip side, overly strong colours, including purple and red, can also be off putting. Mix in calming blues and greens and zingy citrus shades to create the perfect balance.
Choose the right colour for each area
You don’t have to go with a single colour scheme throughout your whole office. In fact, colour can be a great way to signal to staff and visitors alike that different areas have different purposes. This is a great way to encourage and hasten task switching, helping people mentally shift gears as they head to a meeting or come back from lunch. Calming shades of blue are often best for desk and waiting areas as they help people relax and concentrate while more up-beat colours such as yellow may be better for meeting rooms and other high-energy spaces. Red is associated with action and adrenaline so is ideal for areas where physical work is required.