If you are one of those entrepreneurs who has chosen to work from home and spend most of their time in the home office than any other room in the house, you must know that the color and the way the office is decorated hugely impacts the success of your work!
A simple, fresh wall paint coat makes a huge difference in the way you feel and influences how you think and thus impacts your creativity which makes you a successful entrepreneur. So let’s look at how do different colors change our perception.
Warm Vs Cool Colors
Did you know that colors change our perception of temperature? Warmer colors make us feel warmer and cooler colors make us feel colder. For instance, if you live in an area with low temperature, I advise you to pick a warmer color such as Red, Orange, Yellow. These will make you feel warmer. Other colors such as blue, green or light purple will have the opposite effect.
The color of nature, Green, is associated with more creativity. In an experiment done in a study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, two groups were given a tin and were asked to come up with as many uses as possible for that tin. However, before starting the experiment, one group was given a white rectangle to look at and the other a green one. After finishing the experiment, the group who were given the green rectangle came up with more creative ideas than the other group. So, the next time you want to come up with brilliant ideas, try to get exposed to the green color, as it suggests more growth and innovation.
Less Analytical Thinking
Have you got an important task to accomplish, do you need to be totally focused? Then avoid the Red color!
Research conducted by a professor of psychology Andrew Elliot suggests that athletes often lose more when competing with opponents wearing red, and when students are exposed to red, their scores decrease.
So, if you need to stay focused on a task, red is not your color.
When in doubt, go Blue
The most worldwide accepted color is blue. This goes back to our ancestors, as they look up and see a clear blue sky made them feel assured and relaxed. In businesses, blue can be used in sciences, medicine, energy, high-tech, health care…
So, if you want to feel relaxed, stable and confident, go blue
All in all, when deciding which color is the best for your home office, it’s important to pay attention to these little details to stay aware of your mood and energy levels. The next time you enter an office or a building try to see how the colors mix and match and see how that makes you feel. Never underestimate the power of colors.