Does the colour of your home office actually impact how you work?
Many entrepreneurs who work from home spend a lot in their office more so than any other room. However, when it comes to decorating, the home office is usually the last place to get decorated!
No matter if your spare room is your office or the dining room or if you have your own office how it is decorated has a significant impact on how you work there. The easiest and perhaps the most simple way to make a change in your home office space is to give the walls a fresh coat of paint. Believe it or not colour has a significant impact on how you behave – your mood, how productive you are and how you perform in your job.
Simply put, colours can have an impact on how you feel and in turn how you feel has an impact on how you behave, act and think. So choosing the right colours can have an effect on the success of your business. So, what factors should you keep in mind when you are choosing the colour/colours for your home office? According to interior designed Christa O’ Leary our bodies react to colour on a physiological level.
The colour red not only increases our heart rate but it also stimulates our appetite. The colour blue has a calming effect on the nervous system. When considering colour it is important to remember that it has an impact on the body. Ms. O’ Leary continues to state that accent colours are also important. Red is deemed to be an excellent accent colour for particular jobs such as a sales person. Yellow is deemed to be an excellent accent colour in a room of blue to help focus and direct you.