In today’s age there are more and more people either working from home, home schooling their kids, or even have a room dedicated to art and crafts. For those who choose to dedicate a room for any types of productive pursuits, it helps to enhance productivity by using the right colors. Many have found that by using certain hues, it has helped improve productivity. McKay’s Painting will share some of the best color to use to help enhance productivity for those who are involved in art and crafts, work, or home schooling.
Lighting for Productivity; Is it Bad to Work in an Office Space with No Windows?
Since so many people need areas for work or school, designers and architects have begun creating spaces for a home office. There are two different schools of thought when it comes to designing home office or work areas with architects. One is to make the room enclosed with little or no windows nearby to help remove any distractions. The second is to have one or more windows with a view that is supposed to help creativity. In the end it will depend on each person’s personality. However lighting does play a major role in the colors used to enhance productivity. Bear in mind even though some colors do help enhance productivity, each color reacts differently with each person. It is important to know how you react to each color when deciding which color should be used for you, or the other members of the household.
What Paint Colors are Motivating?
Reds – Certain shades of reds are used to improve energy levels. The color red is also known to bring out excitement. For those more sluggish individuals, red hues work great to enhance productivity. However for the more anxious, red colors have been known to raise blood pressure, heart rate and speed up respiration.
Yellows – For those who drag their feet when it comes to working or studying, it may help to create an atmosphere that improves happiness and uplifting moods. Yellow also works well in cramped areas or rooms with little natural light. Of course some personalities can become irritable or lose their temper; for example some infants cry more in yellow rooms.
Blues – Blues are relaxing colors that are known to help lower blood pressure, slow respiration and heart rate. By encouraging a more relaxing environment some can become more productive. Blue are better for the more restless types and not for the sluggish or depressed.
Greens – Greens are great for creativity and a relaxed mood. It also helps some to unwind. Blues and greens are great colors for the restless personalities and should not be used on the more sluggish. For those who do their school work in their bedrooms or use a dedicated work space, green is a great color to choose to help enhance the restless productivity.
Neutrals – Neutral colors such as white and black are not good for any type of personality. They create a blank slate and not creativity or productivity. However, you can go in-between. The right shade of grays can help create relaxing and positive atmospheres. Most personalities work well with gray tones.
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For those who choose to work at home, home school their children, or who needs a productive environment, you might find some of these colors beneficial. McKay’s Painting provides many services. If you need assistance where our services can be of value to you, contact McKay’s Painting today.