Refresh Your Office with Pantone’s Color of the Year: Greenery
Looking to refresh your office design in the New Year? Try nature’s perfect shade, Greenery. It’s just the right combination of lively and calming , which is exactly what the color brings to your mood: BALANCE.
Chromology is the psychology of color, and it’s been used for many years by companies seeking to improve the mood and productivity in the office.
Why You Should Use Green in Office Design
Research shows that greens and blues improve efficiency and focus while bland colors like gray, white, and beige lead to feelings of sadness. With studies like that, going green on the walls seems like a no-brainer! Green is especially unique because it doesn’t cause eye strain (shout out to Mother Nature). So, if your employees spend long days at the computer, green is the perfect choice. Because of its calming nature, it’s often used in doctor’s offices and hospitals to reduce stress. Similarly, if you are prone to anxiety and stress and can paint your personal office, green is a great choice.
In Feng Shui, green symbolizes growth, energy, and new beginnings. It also has been shown to spark creativity. Using green invokes the feeling of bringing the outdoors in. These sound like qualities that belong in the office!
The benefits of a green office don’t just extend to the employees. Research shows that color can actually affect how you perceive temperature. If your office is in a hot climate, using green on the walls can “trick” your customers into thinking it’s nice and cool inside.
Not only does the color itself have mood changing powers, but the actual shade/tone matters as well. While choosing bright colors may seem like a good idea as a means to stimulate thought and action, they can actually be overpowering and distracting. A less intense shade allows you to reap all the benefits of the color without being over-stimulated. That’s exactly why we’re swooning over Pantone’s Greenery. It’s fresh, soothing, and totally lives up to its name. It’s the perfect shade to bring the outdoors into the office and balance into your work life.