Companies are painting the walls in their offices more hues “to make their offices feel a little homier, or at least like a home office, and seek new ways to motivate employees,” according to a recent Wall Street Journal article.
Ever wonder why call centers for customer complaints are generally painted green or blue? Soothing colors help service reps maintain their cool. On the other hand, quieter workplaces may want to add a pop of color to brighten up the environment and ambiance.
The four top picks for office spaces according to Behr Process Corporation are:
- Canvas Tan (light tan)
- Brandy (pink and brown mash-up)
- Ozone (grayish blue)
- Zen (sea-foam green)
These colors are noticeable enough to add some energy to the room and stimulate employees without reaching distracting levels of external stimuli.
What do you think about the colors of your workplace? Why do you think someone would pick a color called “ozone?” What color works best for you?
Ritu Walia is an FG Analyst.