Choosing the right color palette for your home office can improve both your mood and productivity when working from home. In this blog, kitchen remodeling contractor JLR Home Renovation offers tips on selecting the right colors for your home office.
How Colors Affect Mood and Behavior
Colors travel on wavelengths of particles of light called photons. When photons strike a colored object, the object absorbs the wavelengths that match. This is what our eyes perceive as color. Different wavelengths have different effects on our perception. Our eyes convert colors into electrical impulses, which are passed to the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that releases hormones. Certain colors are known as psychological primaries, each one having a distinct effect when used as the dominant color.
The Four Psychological Primaries
There are four psychological primaries that have been found to affect different parts of the body.
Red — Red affects the body. This is ideal for rooms that involve physical activities such as gyms.
Blue — Blue affects the mind, and is ideal for writers and accountants.
Yellow — Yellow affects emotions, ego and self-confidence, ideal for visual creative work such as graphic design.
Green — Green affects the balance between the mind, body and emotions.
You can combine more than one color to combine effects. Color saturation also affects the intensity of the effect. The more saturated the color is, the more profound its effect will be. You can choose a secondary color for components such as replacement windows, if incorporating two wall colors is not an option. Working with an interior designer or interior remodeler can help you plan a color combination that will achieve a good balance between the effect that you want and the overall room aesthetics.
Choosing the Color for Your Home Office
Your first consideration when choosing your home office color is the nature of your work. In most cases, a home office involves desk work, which makes blue the most popular choice for home offices. Website designers can benefit from a combination of yellow and blue, as website design combines text and visuals. Getting the right balance of colors requires a great deal of planning, something that your trusted designer or contractor can help you with.
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