Color is all around us — but have you considered how colors might affect your mood, your workplace performance, and your emotions? Color psychology, the study of different hues on the psychology of the human, explores the power of the colors all around us. Throughout this series, we’ll be exploring how color can impact your mood, your workplace performance, and even your emotions.
How Does Green Impact People?
How does the color green make you feel? Do you immediately conjure up images of the natural world, of forests, grass, trees, or even an outdoor workspace? Because green is found primarily in nature, the color green is often referred to as tranquil, soothing, or restful.
Green can be the perfect aid for individuals working long hours. Not only does it help you with anxiety, exhaustion, and stress, it’s also proven to have some physical effects. It’s been reported that being around green, or putting a thin translucent green sheet over a paper while reading, can help improve your eyesight. Others have said that being around green has decreased workplace stomachaches, mostly due to stress.
It’s important to note how our emotions are tied to the color green. Everyone has a different experience with different hues. It’s important to note what colors and tones you’re drawn towards and try to understand why. That way you can create the perfect work environment or personal space to assist you in healing, calming, and motivating.
The Color Psychology of Green
Due to green being a cool color that symbolizes nature and the natural world, green can often encourage feelings of calmness and of reassurance. Bright green, similar to that of freshly-cut grass, can help to relax and refresh your team. Meanwhile, a dark forest green can create a sense of stillness and calmness at your office.
Even the smallest, simplest changes can have helpful effects. Try getting an office plant, putting something green as your computer or phone background, or even choosing a green stapler. The touch of green helps to balance the room’s aesthetic while also balancing the body, mind, and emotions of your team. Don’t forget how many different hues and tonalities of green exist. Find one that resonates with you and embrace its effects.
What Else Does The Color Green Do?
The color green is known in the workplace to boost creativity, inspire innovation, encourage harmony and well-being, enhance creative performance, and reduce both anxiety and eyestrain.
The term “green room,” often used in the entertainment industry as a place for the talent to wait and relax actually got its term from being a physically green room. Its calming and healing aids aren’t new–in fact, the use of green in clothing and workspaces dates back to the 15th century.
As you move forward with your team this year, consider the use of color in your office workspaces. And stay tuned to learn about more colors and how they can help support your team’s productivity, creativity, and innovation!
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