As most people furnish and decorate their houses, they often put a great deal of time and effort into making sure that furniture and décor creates a space that everyone can appreciate. There will often be some thought that goes into making sure that accessories, furniture, and fixtures all have complementary colors to them, but not everyone thinks about the color of the walls. You may not realize it at first, but the color of the wall can have a massive impact on how you perceive a room. Reds and oranges are considered to be aggressive colors that get people excited or emotional about something. On the other hand, blues and greens are considered to be relaxing on the eyes and are often used in rooms where you will want to relax. These are just a couple of examples of how colors are used in interior design (among other things), to help enhance the feeling of a room. Of course, this will also apply to your home office where you will be spending a fair amount of your time. If you want to make the most out of your home office, you may want to give some thought to which colors offer the emotions you want to invoke while working in your home office.
Choosing the Right Colors for the Job
Chances are that when you are thinking about what you want out of a home office, you are going to want to be able to focus on the work at-hand, increase productivity, but also keep yourself calm and from getting worked up too easily over any potential problems you come across while working. This means that most vibrant and eye-catching colors, such as neon colors, are not going to be the most suitable for a home office environment. Instead, you will want to steer toward a more neutral range of colors, only branching out toward earthy tones and lighter variants of blues. Some people may find that darker variants of colors help to be more relaxing and comforting as well, although this comes down to personal preference.
As to where you should start, you should begin looking at neutral colors. These include variants of beige, tan, crème, light brown, and so on. These will help you get a good feel as to where you want to continue your search for the right paint. Some people will find that they prefer lighter, whiter colors, while other people might begin to drift toward deeper, darker tones. If you are in the mood for a darker, soothing paint color, you may want to consider paints around the area of a dull navy blue. If you prefer more neutral colors, you may want to look for a dirty salmon color or a crème. If you prefer lighter colors, silver, barely off-white, and lilac tend to work out well depending on your own personal preference of these colors.
Does the Color of the Furniture Matter?
Since you will be getting the majority of your feelings from the overall color of the walls, the color of your furniture is not going to play as big of a role in how you feel within your own home office. With that being said, nobody wants furniture that doesn’t match up with a room. You should try to find furniture and fixtures that are a complementary color to the color of your wall. For lighter neutral tones, these can include tan, brown, and black furniture colors. For other colors, you may want to refer to a complementary color guide to determine what color palette you should be choosing your furniture from.