21
Jun

A Beginner’s Guide to Using Colour to Make Office Spaces Functional and Fun

One of the best ways to make your office space fun and functional is to inject a dose of colour. However, this is a lot more difficult than a lot of people realise. After all, you can end up with a colourful mess on your hands if you do not carefully plan and consider how you are going to incorporate colours into your office design. With that being said, read on to discover our beginner’s guide to using office colours to give you a helping hand. 

  1. Select a primary colour – The first thing you need to do is determine your primary colour. This is the colour that you want your walls to be. If you have read about the 60/30/10 rule before, then you will know that your walls are going to take up the vast majority of your office, i.e. the 60 per cent, and therefore, this needs to be your consideration when thinking about what colour is going to be best for your primary shade. While it may seem boring to go for a neutral colour, it makes sense to. You can then use the 30 and 10 percent to add pops of colour. 
  2. Pick a trim/feature colour – Now that you have selected your primary colour, you need to think about what colour you want for the 30 percent. This is your opportunity to add something bold and fun. Food choices are green, orange, red, and even black. If you have a corporate/brand colour, it would be a good opportunity to incorporate this colour here. There are lots of opportunities to use this colour around your office, for example; stationery, files, storage, filing cabinets, desks, chairs, carpet, mats, rugs, door frames, window frames, part of a wall, or you can even create a feature wall by painting one of the walls in the office this colour. 
  3. Choose an accent colour – The final piece of the puzzle is to select an accent colour. This is for the final ten percent of your office design. This can be for something as simple as a chair or a piece of artwork. It is about a one-off piece that is going to offset your primary colour and bold colour to create the full picture. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to selecting an accent colour, as this is only going to take up ten percent of your office design, and so it is your choice to add a bit of personality.

So there you have it: the simple steps that you can follow if you want to use office colours to make your workspace fun and functional. Getting the balance of colours right in your office is so important if you want to brand your business effectively and create the right atmosphere. If this is something you need assistance with or you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our expert team for more information.