As we start the new year, you may have thought that you would’ve been back in the office by now. However, it is most likely that you are still at home in a space that hasn’t been renovated in years or has been turned into what feels like a storage room. The simplest and best way to give your home office a little renovation is by adding a new fresh coat of paint!
How Color Affects Our Mood
Without us even noticing, color impacts our mood throughout our day to day lives. First, you need to determine the goals you are trying to reach within your home office and what will give you the best outcome. Is it a place for productivity? A place to escape from all the chaos that may be occurring in your home? Are you not as much of an early riser as you would like and need to prioritize energy level?
Choosing The Best Tone
When painting and furnishing your home office, it’s important to consider what types of colors you like and how they will affect your mood and productivity. Warmer tones such as red and orange will bring excitement and energy to the space. Cooler tones such as blue and green give the room this sense of relaxation and calmness. If you are a little indecisive – try mixing both warm and cool tones to create that balance for yourself. Accent walls are a great idea to bring in new colors and patterns to give the room contrast!
Small vs Large Room
Certain colors can sometimes make a space feel smaller than it truly is. If your home office is on the smaller side don’t fret, just try focusing on lighter shades that will help natural light bounce off of the walls, giving the illusion that the space is more open. If your space is on the larger side, you have a bit more wiggle room to choose the color that best suits you. Go bold and experiment with some of your favorite colors!
Don't Know Where To Start?
If all else fails and nothing is matching your vision, don’t feel alone! White or a light neutral shade is the best blank canvas. You can even spice it up with your personality by adding wall art, plants (try using artificial plants if you feel like you will forget to water them during the busy work week), or colorful pieces like an updated desk, chair or new cozy rug.
Still not sure what color will give you the best outcome in your home office? Contact Colorful Remedies for a professional color consultation from our designer!
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