15 Oct How to Pick the Perfect Colour Scheme
Did you know that a saskatoon berry pie will taste better (or worse) depending on the dish colour it’s served in? Interesting, right? Colour psychology actually proves this and if colour can affect your taste buds, its effects can also impact other areas of your life – the workplace included. How do you choose an office colour scheme that exudes creativity, makes your customers feel welcome and one that motivates employees all at the same time? Don’t feel lost – this article will give your insight.
- Different Colours for Different Spaces
The function of the room is important when selecting a colour scheme. Most offices are partitioned according to various departments. A simple office has a reception, general office and perhaps a training room. All these spaces serve different needs and thus need to evoke different feelings. The reception, for instance, is the first point of contact with the outside world. You want this room to be warm and inviting so this should guide your choice of colours. The general office would require colours that boost moods for increased productivity. In short, each office space needs a different colour depending on its functions. Nonetheless, even as you choose the overall office colour scheme, you obviously want to ensure that your colours go well together. A colour wheel always comes in handy when selecting colour schemes.
- Brand Colours
Mentioning big brands like Tim Hortons, Lululemon, and Coca Cola, certain colours immediately come to mind, right? As a brand, when you adopt a colour, you want to ensure that this colour features even in your office space. You don’t want to lose your brand identity by introducing an entirely different colour scheme into the office space. If your brand colours are heavy tones that may be a little too overwhelming for the walls, you could use some neutral colours, adding the brand colours as accents.
- Size of the Office Spaces
When selecting an office space scheme, you cannot ignore size as a determining factor in your choices. Colours affect the size of how a space appears. For example, using dark tones on smaller spaces will make that space appear even smaller. Bright colours, when used in smaller rooms create an illusion of a more expansive space. If you’ve partitioned the office space into smaller rooms, you don’t want the offices to feel cramped as this will hamper employee productivity. Therefore, when deciding on the colour scheme, first determine whether you’d like to make your office space look bigger or smaller and your choice of colours will do this for you.
- Existing Colours
You can’t ignore this factor and win in an aesthetics contest. We are talking about how your choices tie in with everything else. In your office space, you have office furniture, window treatments, and floor or carpet colours. Your office space colour scheme should take these into consideration. Your choice of wall paint colours, ceilings, and the rest of the office should be in harmony.
Of course, there is a lot more we could talk about regarding colour schemes but you can’t go wrong if you follow the four pointers we listed. Above all, as you play around with which colour goes best with which, consult our top professionals of commercial painting in Winnipeg before making the final decision.