Color is a vital ingredient to creating an inviting office space – even a subtle change can make a big difference.
The influence of color is powerful. It evokes strong emotions, feelings and memories. For example, color can calm, excite and inspire; all of which influences our mood, affects our emotional and physical wellbeing.
In today’s world, hybrid work has blurred the lines between work and home. People want to experience the comforts of home when they are in the office. Designers have now more than ever focused on color and how it can be used to create workspaces that are desirable.
Design tips for color and the workplace:
Soft, warmer neutrals and chunky textiles evoke feelings of comfort and serenity.
Neutral color is grounding, natural and timeless. It can be paired with vibrant and bold accents to create a unique and inspiring aesthetic. Bringing these colors into the workplace can help make it feel more secure, stable and supportive.
Biophilia matters even more
Colors, shapes and patterns that incorporate design principles around leaves, flowers, animals, trees and other outdoor elements helps people feel more grounded and a greater sense of wellbeing. The biophilia trend has influenced the colors we're drawn to. In addition to the materials and finishes we prefer, such as those made of natural elements like wood, stone or even recycled materials.
Natural elements help balance pervasive technology.
As technology and mobile devices permeate our lives, along with their techy aesthetic, the more we crave the balance the natural elements can bring.
For example, the calming hues and vibrant blues of this palette put us on a warm sandy beach, collecting seashells, watching the waves with a cool breeze.