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Happiness, Focus, and Productivity: The Power of Color in the Office

By Tin Nguyen
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21st March 2017

The colors that surround us has a sizable effect on our bodies, minds, emotions, and the ways we work. Whether that’s a fresh paint job or new set of desk accessories, color has a big impact. Blue, featured here, is a source of calm, stability, and focus.

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Tin Nguyen
Tin Nguyen is a freelance UI/UX designer and illustrator interested in the intersection between communication and interaction design. He also does a bit of photography.
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Happiness, Focus, and Productivity: The Power of Color in the Office
By Tin Nguyen
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21st March 2017
For a sense of balance and calm, bring green into your workspace. It is a reassuring color that also boosts creative thinking–great for your next brainstorming session or for a soothing environment to relax and unwind.
Sunny, cheerful, and positive, yellow is a brave color that summons optimism and can galvanize the creative spirit. Yellow is fun, but it can also be overstimulating and cause eye strain, so choose wisely.
Fiery and energetic, red is a call to action for your body. Red increases your heart rate and blood flow, so it’s a great color to surround yourself with when you need to get something done.
Purple combines blue’s sense of calm with red’s fire. Stately and royal, purple can boost energy and encourage creativity. It can be a difficult color to work with, but it in the right context it can be striking and memorable.
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For a sense of balance and calm, bring green into your workspace. It is a reassuring color that also boosts creative thinking–great for your next brainstorming session or for a soothing environment to relax and unwind.
Sunny, cheerful, and positive, yellow is a brave color that summons optimism and can galvanize the creative spirit. Yellow is fun, but it can also be overstimulating and cause eye strain, so choose wisely.
Fiery and energetic, red is a call to action for your body. Red increases your heart rate and blood flow, so it’s a great color to surround yourself with when you need to get something done.
Purple combines blue’s sense of calm with red’s fire. Stately and royal, purple can boost energy and encourage creativity. It can be a difficult color to work with, but it in the right context it can be striking and memorable.
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