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How a splash of colour in your office can change your mood



Colour is something we take for granted every day, but it works wonders in elevating our mood and wellbeing.

It can make us feel motivated, fill us with confidence, calm us or even spark romance. It can affect our attitudes and our minds and is an important thing to consider in your decorating choices for the office or workplace.

Orange tones

Represents reassurance and warmth.

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Mediacom in Spinningfields with Orange theme, magnetic white board backdrop, carpet feature border & sprayed HVAC grilles.

Orange is a social colour often used in gyms and activewear brands due to its motivational, get up and go qualities. It’s used to stunning effect in Mediacom’s Manchester office which is brimming with young social media talent.

Red Tones

Represents passion, optimism and adventure.

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V Properties design & fit out by Select Interiors utilising Red in carpets, re-brand logo & desk screens.

Red is the colour of passion, attracts attention and is traditionally associated with sparking romance. It is also used a lot in branding across the world as it is known to stimulate appetite & productivity.

Yellow Tones

Represents energy, happiness and attention.

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Levitt Bernstein fit out with Yellow as the theme colour.

Yellow is the best colour to create enthusiasm and can awaken greater confidence and optimism. However, too much yellow can cause distress and is best avoided in bedrooms or spaces where you need a sense of calm. In the workplace above designed by Levitt’s crack team Yellow is peppered around the space on structural columns, graphics and bespoke glass splash back on kitchen all fitted by Select Interiors Ltd.

Blue Tones

Represents serenity, intelligence and protection.

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Fit out in Leeds for QA Ltd and Synergy Architects use of Blue in carpet tiles and wall graphics.

A study on the impact of colour showed that students exposed to blue before undertaking an exam were more successful and achieved better results, and another showed that students got better results on exams printed on blue paper – all of which makes it the perfect colour to paint your office to boost thinking power. Too much blue, however, can make a room feel cold and people feel unwelcome – be sure to balance this colour with warm undertones such as yellows and creams.

Green Tones

Represents nature, balance and wealth.

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Fit out for Time Recruitment by Select Interiors utilising Green on upholstery, feature walls & graphics.

Green is often used in bedrooms due to its natural links and calming nature. It is also said that green can prevent nightmares. However, beware of green in large doses: it can be linked to feelings of envy and jealousy – the infamous green-eyed monster.

Read more: Biophilic design for the office that goes beyond indoor plants.

Pink Tones

Represents calm, sweetness and love.

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Pink tones, Peach utilised as feature wall & rug in this office for Dept Agency.

A lovely colour to use, pink can counteract anger and violence. In fact, a study at a US state prison showed that inmates were significantly calmer when exposed to Baker Miller Pink. However, in society pink can also represent a sense of immaturity, a lack of willpower and self-worth. This can be easily balanced with an injection of black and grey which work well with the lighter colour.

Lilac Tones

Represents creativity, spirituality and mystery. 

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Lilac / Purple tones used on desk screens for this fit out designed & fitted out by Select Interiors Ltd for Colas Rail.

Lilac is proven to be the most spiritual colour, often linked with the area between earth and heaven and used a lot by spiritualists. Use it in your office for a calming effect but remember to add in some other brighter tones, especially in livelier areas, as too much lilac can seem depressing to some.

Grey and Black Tones

Represents protection, formality and strength.

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Capital & Centric’s HQ, designed by Uth and fitted out by Select Interiors Ltd.

Although it might not be the first colour that comes to mind, black implies self-control and discipline. It also symbolises independence and a strong will and gives an impression of authority and power. However, it is worth remembering that too much black can cause depression and a negative environment so be sure to use in moderation. Grey is a very popular choice at the moment due to its versatility and works well in any room. Yellow works particularly well with grey as a contrasting bright.

We at Select Interiors Manchester know It makes sense to create office environments that not only make the most efficient use of space but that incorporate a sense of fun and unique bespoke elements to every scheme

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Talk to the experts about how an engaging fit out can improve productivity and wellbeing to help attract & retain motivated staff call the Select Interiors design team on 0161 445 4040

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