Some of the most critical elements of office design don’t jump out immediately. OK – there could be an ostentatious statue of a tiger in a lobby, or a set of “napping pods” (looking at you, YouTube!) in a corner, but more often than not, the aspects of office design that have the most influence on a company’s mood and productivity are subtle.
One such thing is simple: color. The color of a room has a dramatic impact on those within it. For example, warmer colors or earth tones have both been shown to encourage conversation because they have a disarming affect on people that are surrounded by them. On the other hand, blue is considered to be the “color of concentration,” and while it might diminish communication, it encourages individual productivity