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The best office colors to make you more productive

Home and Decoration presents you today the best office colors to make you more productive.

Countless books have been written about how to boost your work productivity. But all along, you may have just needed a paint brush.

The environment you work in can have an incredible effect on your energy, creativity and focus — but, let’s be real, you don’t have time to read a textbook on color psychology. Instead, we will try to consolidate all the information you need into this post. Now that’s productive time management.

Perhaps you are not conscious of how the colors affect you in every way: Red affects the body, blue affects the mind, yellow affects self-confidence and green affects balance between mind, body and emotions.

If your workspace is big on teamwork, you may want to suggest that your office design includes blue, which promotes feelings of trust and communication — and it keeps blood pressure under control when inevitable disagreements arise.

On the other hand, if you’re constantly having to brainstorm genius ideas, try green. This harmonizing, balancing hue boosts creativity.

There are even fitting situations for bolder colors such as red (best for spaces where people work at night because it increases brain wave activity) and yellow (best for fast-paced places because it stimulates and energizes).

Ready to email your office’s business manager — or revamp your own home office? Check out the helpful tips below to find out which office color is best for your work style.



This color is calming. It promotes a sense of trust, communication, and efficiency. Blue helps lower heart rate, blood pressure, and respiration., It’s good for brainstorming and detail-oriented spaces.

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(Nanook armchair and Apache Lamp, by Brabbu)


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(Sinatra suspension by Delightfull)

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(Oporto Cabinet by Boca do Lobo)


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As yellow stimulates and energizes, it induces a sense of optimism. However, too much yellow can lead to anxiety and increase people’s temper.

As it has high-energy, yellow is good for accenting other colors and needed in creative spaces.

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(Namib armchair by Brabbu)

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(Shield side table by Boca do Lobo)

See also: 2017 Trend: The insurgence of vibrant jewel


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Red, as the color of passion, boosts our heart rate, stimulates appetite and increases brain wave activity.

This color is perfect for spaces where people work at night or with a lot of physical activity.


(Diana Lamp by Delightfull)

forest-red (Forest Cabinet by Boca do Lobo)

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(Nessa armchair and Kiki side table, by Koket)


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Green is the color that promotes harmony and balance in an office. It inspires innovation, enhances creative performance, and reduces anxiety and eye strain.

This color is good for innovative and brainstorming spaces, and in spaces where computers are used.

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(Carved Stool by Boca do Lobo)


(Feel table Lamp by Boca do Lobo)grenn-bb

( Cayo Armchair by Brabbu)

Accent colors can also create balance in a working environment. Here are some tips:

  • Having too much of one color can leave us feeling off balance.
  • Red is a good accent for negotiation.
  • Rather than having a rainbow of colors, stick to a couple of accents.
  • Yellow is a good accent to help encourage focus and direction.
  • Paint texture matters, too: The sheen of glossy paints elicits higher energy.
  • To help differentiate your work environment from your home environment, paint your office a different color than the rest of your home.

We hope these tips will help you to create an environment you work best in.

Be inspired by these amazing office colors to make you more productive!

See also: How to include white pieces in a contemporary decoration 

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