Experts Agree—This Is the Best Paint Colour to Inspire Creativity

Updated 07/28/17
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It's no secret that your environment has a profound effect on your mood—there's even a whole science dedicated to colour psychology and the ways in which specific hues influence emotions. Thanks to office supply company Quill, we now know how certain paint colours affect our professional productivity levels as well.

According to their infographic, the four primary psychological colours include red, yellow, blue, and green. Red affects the body, blue affects the mind, yellow affects self-confidence, and green affects the balance between mind, body, and emotions. Each of the four colours also generates a specific office temperament that lends itself to various skill sets.

Green, for example, is the best colour to boost creativity, inspire innovation, promote harmony and balance, reduce anxiety, and reduce eye strain in an office environment. If generating enthusiasm and creating a high-energy work environment is your goal, try incorporating the colour orange into your office colour palette. Red is seen as the best colour to implement in a late-night office spaces, while yellow is stimulating and promotes a sense of optimism. Finally, the colour blue has a calming effect that is most conducive to brainstorming sessions and promoting a sense of trust between co-workers.

See our colour-inspired finds below. 

Leaf Supply Yevu x Leaf Supply Pot Plant Covers + Monstera Deliciso $100

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Sure, colour makes you feel good. But surely a gilded journal will too. 

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