A splash of this: How colors in the workplace influence productivity

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Many factors affect employee productivity. Business executives are taught how to be better engaged with their workers along with other leadership qualities. There are also internal considerations to note. Yet there are external choices to decide on. One of these is the color scheme of the workplace. Financial studies show that properly utilizing colors at the office drastically impacts how employees relate to each other and work. Some generalizations are described below:

Greens and blues: These cool tones make employees feel calm and relaxed. Some medical surveys even found that the color blue can help lower heart rates and decrease blood pressure. Green, on the other hand, is easy on the eyes and reduces eyestrain. This is why blackboards in classrooms are typically painted green. This elementary device can be applied at the professional level. It must be noted that jewel tones and dark blue can evoke feelings of sadness.

Yellows and oranges: These hues energize employees. Orange makes individuals enthusiastic while yellow is welcoming and helps stimulate memories. These colors, however, should be used sparingly in the workplace since orange stimulates appetite and yellow can evoke feelings of anger or frustration when overdone.

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Reds: The bright shade increases brain wave activities and heart rates. As such, it should be used as an accent color because it can overstimulate employees. Red is a particularly suggested color for areas where employees work late at night.

Neutrals: White, light gray, or cream can help tone down brighter colors. These colors do not evoke any emotion and are good base colors. Brown can evoke warm feelings but can make a room look dark.

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It is best to speak with an interior designer to ascertain the correct shadings and placement for a specific area.

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The Unfinished Home: How To Nail That Awesome “Warehouse Look”

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Industrial interior design is unique from other forms of home design management in that it allows property owners (or tenants) to proudly display the building materials that many try to conceal. Its charm lies in its raw, organic, and unfinished look but is not shambolic as to cause aesthetic chaos in a certain space. This modern approach to interior design has rapidly gained the admiration of many home and business owners for its artistic qualities and cost effectiveness. Industrial design showcases neutral tones, utilitarian objects, and wood and metal surfaces.

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Nailing the “warehouse look” is surprisingly not an easy thing to do. It requires a harmonious combination of industrial feel with a range of other styles, from the practical to the polished. Many design enthusiasts, myself included, celebrate upscale interiors by incorporating elements such as stainless steel surfaces, metal light fixtures, vintage furniture, and exposed pipes.

Wooden and metallic objects are the distinctive physical identities of most industrial-style interiors. Naturally, they always go with earth tones and neutral colors. Pendant lights, vintage Toledo stools, open shelving, and stainless-steel cabinets topped with chunky wood workbenches are a perfect match against the exposed brick wall and water pipes.

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My name is Scott Jay Abraham, and I’m an industrial interior designer specializing in home and office design. See you on Twitter!