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Boosting Productivity through Colour: Standing Space Interior Design Insights

January 2024

In the fast-paced world of today, creating a workspace that encourages productivity is crucial. Employers are constantly seeking innovative ways to enhance the office environment, and one effective strategy is through the use of carefully chosen colours. The Standing Space interior design team, renowned for their expertise, has delved into the realm of colour psychology to identify the best hues for a workspace environment that not only increases productivity but also elevates aesthetic appeal and mood.

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The Power of Blue

Blue is a continuing favourite in office spaces, and for good reason. Associated with calmness and focus, this colour helps reduce stress levels, making it ideal for high-pressure work environments. The Standing Space team recommends incorporating shades of blue in the workspace to invite a sense of tranquillity, boosting concentration and efficiency among employees.

Credit - Photography Mariana Orsi, AFGR Arquitetos 

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Energising with Green

Green is not only visually soothing but also associated with creativity and renewal. The Standing Space designers suggest incorporating green accents or elements in the office to adopt a rejuvenating atmosphere. Potted plants or green walls can not only contribute to a more productive workspace, they can also enhance air quality by eliminating air pollutants, lowering CO2 levels and generating oxygen. Overall creating a visually appealing and refreshing environment.

Credit - Photography IIco Kemmere 

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Welcoming Warm Tones

Warm tones such as yellows and oranges can bring a sense of warmth and positivity to the office. The Standing Space team advises using these colours in communal areas or spaces where collaboration is encouraged. These vibrant hues can stimulate creativity and promote a sense of camaraderie among team members, ultimately contributing to a more productive work culture.

Credit - Diit Office Makers, Newday Offices

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Neutrals for Balance

While vibrant colours can inject energy into a workspace, Standing Space emphasises the importance of neutrals in achieving a balanced design. Greys, beiges, and whites serve as a versatile backdrop, allowing other accent colours to stand out. Neutrals also create a sophisticated and timeless aesthetic, ensuring that the office environment remains visually pleasing and conducive to productivity over time.

Credit - Collectivus Graya

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Accent Colours

Understanding that individual preferences play a role in productivity, Standing Space recommends incorporating elements of personalisation into workstations. Employees can choose accent colours for their personal spaces, helping to create a sense of ownership and comfort. This customisation not only enhances mood but also contributes to a positive and inclusive work environment.

Credit - Ed Reeve @editphoto, Basha - Franklin 

In conclusion, the Standing Space interior design team believes in a thoughtful and strategic approach to colour selection in workspace design. By incorporating calming blues, energising greens, welcoming warm tones, and balanced neutrals, employers can create an environment that not only boosts productivity but also enhances the overall aesthetic and mood of the office. Our interior designers work to create meaningful colour palettes that have been carefully selected to achieve a certain look and feel. We believe it’s just as important to manage and control the colours used in a space, a balance between too much or too little is always the best approach.  With these insights, Standing Space aims to assist businesses in designing offices that not only retain staff but also inspire them to achieve their best work.

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