When you think of outfitting a home office, what comes to mind?
Probably a coffee pot or two (we won’t judge your coffee intake), supplies, a comfortable chair, a computer... Maybe a cool decoration, or a couple nice pictures that can distract you when you need to zone out for a few minutes (you know, between cups of coffee).
Are we close?
More and more people are working from home these days, and outfitting the space is essential to your success. And, believe it or not, this includes choosing the perfect paint color.
Painting Your Office Is a Big Deal!
Have you ever heard of color psychology?
It’s a fascinating topic that covers exactly how colors interact with our brains, eliciting different emotions and moods. In fact, certain colors can even promote creativity and focus, while others can cause physical responses like an increased heart rate!
Color is a powerful tool, and it shouldn’t be taken lightly. In fact, when it comes to designing your perfect home office, interior paint color should be one of your first (and biggest!) considerations.
What Are the Best Colors for a Home Office?
Let’s just get this right out in the open: white is a no-no. It may seem like a professional, understated neutral that will just get the job done, but it’s also boring, uninspired, and can kill your focus, drive, and creativity.
Don’t take our word for it! This fascinating article explores why white should never be included in a professional office space, and we believe it applies well to your home office, too.
With that said, what are the best colors to pick from? It depends on your goals, and your own personality and work style. Here’s a look at how colors typically impact moods:
- Do You Need to Focus? - If so, blues and greens have been a proven color of choice. They’re calming but not at all bland, providing a soothing, natural vibe.
- Do You Need Energy? - We’ve already been over your coffee intake (still not judging). If you need an extra nudge, however, try something more bright and vibrant, like orange or even red. And, not necessarily on all walls; an accent wall may do the trick.
- Do You Need Creativity? - Yellow has been shown to produce innovation and creativity.
Want the Best of Every Color Option for Your Office?
Here’s a little wise advice: include lots of color, and not necessarily all on (or in) one place. Choose your walls carefully, but then be sure to add other pops of color, maybe through artwork, furniture, an accent wall, or other decorations.
Variety is the spice of life, as they say, and this proves true for your home office as well.
Talk To Your Local House Painter Today!
There’s no better way to get tips, ideas, and insight into your next interior painting project than to talk to an experienced residential painting company. And, if you live here in the Nashville area, we hope you’ll reach out to us at Nash Painting. It would be our pleasure to serve you.