If remote work was already a trend before the pandemic, this year we have experienced an unprecedented increase in the number of home offices and consulting rooms at home. Obviously, this comes hand in hand with aesthetic and decorative concerns to adapt harmonious, ergonomic workspaces where we are happy to spend eight or more hours a day.
If you are one of the many professionals who are thinking about a serious re decoration project for your home office, you can’t miss these tips. Today we will explain what kind of colors you should use according to your profession, to achieve a productive environment with a great personality.
The three-color rule
Color psychology has proven that different colors evoke different sensations and moods. Regardless of what you do, your workspace should always be a place that promotes concentration and positive energy.
However, one of the most common decorating mistakes among non interior designers is to use one color predominantly. In fact, instead of thinking about “one color to paint” you should rather think about a combination of three tones that complement each other. The ideal proportion is as follows:
– 60% of a neutral color
– 30% of a bright color in the same range as the neutral color
– 10% of a contrasting color
For example, you can paint the room a light gray, leave one wall in turquoise and take advantage of the furniture to integrate a visual contrast in white, black or wood. Another idea could be to paint the walls an off-white, the back wall a vibrant salmon color and leave the accents in light wood.
1.- Neutral colors: Ideal for health-related professions.
If you are in any health-related profession, you will most likely receive patients in your office or doctor’s office, and if you want to convey confidence and tranquility, your best bet is to combine neutral and light colors.
The white color in particular helps brightness and generates a sense of order, spaciousness and hygiene. The more neutral the walls are, the more you can play with the colors and textures of the decorative objects and furniture.
2.- Warm colors: perfect for creative professions
Decorators, designers, writers, musicians and creatives in general benefit a lot from warm colors, since they promote a relaxing and cozy mood that allows inspiration to flow.
Warm colors go perfectly with cladding such as wood and brick. Remember that if you are going to use bright reds, oranges or yellows, it is better to leave them as a secondary color and not the main one, because they can saturate the view.
3.- Bright colors: marketing and the beauty world
If your line of business has to do with niches as dynamic and versatile as the world of advertising, fashion or public relations, you can venture into more vibrant and colorful environments, but remember that bright or dark colored walls go better with neutral furniture and contrasting accents.
4.- Cool colors: analytical and technological professions
Those who work with data, sensitive information and cutting-edge technologies can benefit greatly from cool colors, since they promote tranquility and concentration in highly demanding tasks. Gray chalk and concrete finishes in particular create a sleek, modern atmosphere.
Once you are clear about your color palette, don’t forget that it is always a good idea to combine different textures, coatings and finishes, as well as to look for the most ergonomic furniture possible and, of course, take great care of the lighting.
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