How the colour of your office impacts your work

Throughout human evolution, seeing colour has helped us identify food and differentiate the tree’s fruits from the leaves. Seeing bright colour activates an ancient circuit in our brain that lights up with pleasure and happiness at the idea of finding something sweet to eat.

So colour is not just decoration, but it is intertwined with our emotions.

This idea is especially evident in studies made on office spaces which showed that people working in bright coloured rooms were more alert, more joyful, more friendly and even more confident than those working in duller spaces.

Colour, therefore, can be used as a design tool to stimulate mood in workspaces.


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