Winter is over and it’s time to give your Northern Virginia workspace, be it in a commercial office or at home, a fresh spring look to kick off a productive year. The fastest and most cost-effective way to give your workspace that extra boost is a professional interior painting project. Color psychology can play an important role in setting the pace, creativity, and productivity for you and your coworkers.
We see four primary colors and each of those triggers a psychological response.
- Red – Physical, action-oriented
- Yellow – Emotional, optimistic
- Blue – Intellectual activity, creativity
- Green – Calming
Keep in mind, these four primary colors come in an almost infinite number of shades and tints. The base color, however, drives the emotional response.
The award-winning, Reston-based commercial and residential painting contractors at All American Painting Plus have tackled office makeovers from clients in Woodbridge to Arlington to Dulles to Haymarket. Our professional painters have obviously been staring at some blue space because they have come up with truly creative applications to mix colors to get desired effects. An energizing makeover doesn’t have to be about just painting walls.
Bringing the Outside Inside with the Right Colors
One of the biggest trends of 2017 was to bring the calming colors of the great outdoors into busy offices. We think that trend will continue. In a hectic, high-stress environment like customer service, logistics, or any other time-sensitive function, the calming effect of green in all its different shades can set a tone that minimizes frustration and hair pulling.
Of course, you don’t want a totally laid back workforce, so you blend accents in a shade of orange or yellow to get the productive juices going. That doesn’t mean you have a wall of many colors. It could mean that the edges of desks receive the treatment of a professional painter and a shade of the more active color is applied. Blending colors optimize the psychological effect and eliminates the risk of looking institutional with a single color.
If you want to go outside the box, think about a feature wall in a conference room or reception area made up of “outside” plants. Using plants has long been a popular accent for an office, but doing an entire wall is an attention getter. Artificial plants are realistic looking and low maintenance and may be the better choice for “bringing the outside inside.”
Doing it Right
If you buy into the benefits of color psychology, you want to be certain you get maximum effect for your investment, and the best way to do that is to utilize the professional painting services offered by All American Painting Plus.
We have received the Angie’s List Super Service Award for twelve years straight. We win this award not only because of the quality of the end product but our uncommon customer care. We’ll work with you in color selection, scheduling at your convenience, and most importantly, keeping communications open during all phases of the project.
Spring is about here. Don’t wait, give us a call today!