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Choosing the Perfect Wall Color for Your Home Office: Reflecting Your Unique Style

The effect of color on our performance and motivation should not be underestimated. Upgrading your office or workspace with the right wall paint benefits both your own well-being and the quality of our work. If you surround yourself with pleasant colors at your desk at home or at work in the office, you are more productive and balanced. A harmonious room atmosphere increases the joy of work. Regardless of whether you work alone or with a group of colleagues. We have compiled helpful tips for you on the color design of your workspaces. We would like to make your home office or company office a nicer place! Let yourself be inspired.

The right wall color for the office or study

Do you have your own home office at home or a workplace in your living space? Then you even have a free hand when it comes to color design! Office corner in the hallway, chic home office with secretary, functional living room workplace or a separate study? With the right color you get even more out of your work area. And that especially in terms of motivation and productivity! Because rooms that are designed with color in mind are generally convincing with a corresponding atmospheric effect.

A calm color mood with individually accentuated areas is the guarantee for a coherent overall concept. Color accents can also be set in potentially rather monotonous shared offices. Even if the existing color scheme is not for everyone in the office: Our facts about colors will convince everyone!

Color psychology overview: Colors and their effects in the workplace

For a general understanding of color, it is important to understand the difference between spectral and body colors. Spectral colors are the pure colors. According to Thomas Young, spectral colors consist of three basic or primary colors from which all other colors can be mixed. These are red, yellow and blue. Bodies and materials have no color; people only perceive them as color when they are illuminated. This effect is described as body colors.

Basically, a distinction is made between cold (blue, green, purple,…) and warm (red, orange, yellow,…) colors. As a wall color for the office, warm colors are among the tones for more creativity, while cold colors for more calm and relaxation. That can in

Law firms or psychiatric clinics can be advantageous. The color selection should therefore be made dependent on the respective professional group. Neutral colors such as beige also have a calming effect and promote concentration. For example, gray is particularly recommended for analysts. Before implementing your desired color scheme, check the suitability for the office and the effect of the respective color:

Color effects

  • Red: Inspirational and cheeky
  • Yellow: Harmonious, stimulating
  • White: Pure and clear – liberating, eyes tiring
  • Purple: Inspiring, balancing
  • Orange: Stimulating and warming
  • Green: Stress-relieving, revitalizing
  • Gray: Neutralizing
  • Blue: Concentration-enhancing, encouraging
Already knew? Blue and yellow go well together. These two complementary colors complement each other perfectly in your home office! Different color perception Individual color perception is very different, which is why everyone has their own favorite color. The perception of a color depends on the following factors:
  • Origin
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Zeitgeist
  • Personal taste and character
  • Occurrence of color – shape, location, etc.
  • Light or shadow conditions
For the choice of color in offices, the company image should therefore also flow into the corporate design in addition to the professional group.

Our favourite: green for more motivation, power and a good mood

The wall color green is a very good office color because it is invigorating and good for concentration at the same time. It also reduces anxiety and stress.

Olive tones are ideal for libraries, for example, but can also work well in editorial offices. Because they stimulate concentration in particular and are therefore ideal for reading and writing.

The basic rules for wall color in the office

On the one hand, personal preferences are important when choosing a color. But the respective lighting conditions in the room should not be ignored either. The coordination of the desired nuance and the spatial conditions is a not insignificant aspect in the color design. The office or workplace lighting also has an influence on the resulting spatial effect.

       Large rooms need warm colors, these appear closer

       Small rooms need cool colors, these have an expanding effect

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       The ceilings should always be lighter

       No white! This should always be combined with other colors except in sterile places like hospitals

       Matte colors take up a lot of space

       Luminous colors take up little space – accents are sufficient here

       The layout of the room should always contain a stimulating and a calming side

       Office walls should always be painted in 3 different colors in the ratio 70% – 20% – 10%

       Bright colors are used to relax screen-strained eyes

       The creativity colors are recommended in the conference room: violet, green and yellow can make a good combination!

Depending on the nuance, colors evoke different feelings, sometimes more or less immediately. Give the color character you want with a wall paint in the office!


Conclusion: the right combination of colors and bright colors in the office

One thing is certain: Pure white walls do not have a positive effect at work, as white does not have a particularly stimulating effect. In addition to a beautiful interior, the combination of colors in particular has a good influence on our mood and productivity. Interior experts therefore recommend combining at least three different wall colors in the office. One color should primarily set the tone. The other two colors should appear to a lesser extent in the office space and only set accents. If three colors are too many for you, you can also opt for two central colors.

Colors through furniture and decoration

Of course, you can also start small or bring the colors into play with furniture and decoration. Murals and plants, but also storage and office items such as folders are ideal for this! And the choice of color is best coordinated with the respective profession.


Setting up the office: The color design of the workplace is becoming increasingly important in the home office as well as in modern company rooms and shared offices. And it is also crucial for furnishing according to the Feng Shui principle. So we hope we were able to inspire you! Your TUKA team!

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