With so many of us still working from home, our offices can provide a welcome change of scenery, especially if you are lucky enough to have a separate space to call your own. It’s also the perfect opportunity to take a design risk, whether through color or by getting creative with the location.
Color plays a significant role in the psychology of your space, and a coat of paint is the easiest and most cost-effective way to achieve a fresh look. Whether you’re looking to power up your productivity, cultivate your creativity, or seek serenity in between marathon Zoom calls, here are some of our favorite home office colors.
Most people don’t think of black or other deep tones when planning for an office. Dark walls often get a bad rap for making rooms look smaller; however they perform in compact spaces because the dark wall color tends to blur the edges of a room, especially when you paint the trim the same color. Darker colors react enthusiastically to the light throughout the day, especially when have a significant light source and use a full spectrum paint product. Dark accent wall act as a beautiful backdrop for built-ins since it allows your accessories to shine!
When you’re a BOSS, you do what you want, especially when it comes to decorating your office. Embrace the power of a nuanced neutral that reflects your unique style. They can make a room feel fresh and modern, while the violet tones welcome those $$ vibes.
Green is the color of growth. It’s also the color of money, so it’s the perfect combination for the space where you host your hustle. Having some color inspiration from nature helps keep you grounded and focused. Add in some organic shapes, natural textures, and sustainable materials to maximize your design. Plants add a colorful finishing touch while also helping keep the oxygen moving -- perfect for those morning mantras. Read more about the beauty of Balsam here.
Yellow is known for being happy, positive, and productive – three critical elements for making work more enjoyable. It's also known to get your creative juices flowing, so you can think of that next million dollar idea!
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth – Happy, Pharrell Williams
If you want an office space that keeps you calm, cool and collected, go for soft, tranquil colors known to keep stress levels light. We love how softer colors create a more zen like space and an openness that feels refreshing. Read more about Salty Brine, our 2020 Color of the Year here.
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