Countless books have been written about how to boost your work productivity. But all along, you may have just needed a paint brush.
The environment you work in can have an incredible effect on your energy, creativity and focus — but, let’s be real, you don’t have time to read a textbook on color psychology. Instead, there’s a handy infographic from office supply company Quill that consolidates all the information you need into one handy guide. Now that’s productive time management.
If your workspace is big on teamwork, you may want to suggest that your office design include blue, which promotes feelings of trust and communication — and it keeps blood pressure under control when inevitable disagreements arise.
On the other hand, if you’re constantly having to brainstorm genius ideas, try green. This harmonizing, balancing hue boosts creativity.
There’s even fitting situations for bolder colors such as red (best for spaces where people work at night because it increases brain wave activity), orange (best for high-energy spaces because it sparks enthusiasm) and yellow (best for fast-paced places because it stimulates and energizes).
Ready to email your office’s business manager — or revamp your own home office? Check out the helpful infographic below to find out which color is best for your work style.