Choosing the Colors of Your Office Building

During a renovation or new construction, there are countless decisions to be made. As the facility manager, you have to organize the project with careful attention to every detail. While the colors you choose for your new office space may not seem crucial now, they can play a big role in the comfort of your tenants and productivity of your employees. Color scheme makes an important first impression. Before you start painting, consider your options carefully. 

MaintenX offers much more than preventative maintenance. We provide renovation and new construction services including electrical work, roofing, painting, and general contractor work. We help businesses choose the right design elements that will make their building feel like a home away from home. Here are just a few tips we’ve collected to help you make the right color choice for your facility: 

Consider your industry 

This conversation typically occurs when your business designs its logo. Color schemes portray your brand image to clients; dark and neutral colors are typically used for B2B services, while brighter or pastel colors are more engaging to retail customers. If you will have customers or clients in your facility, keep in mind the standards of the industry and the kind of first impression you want to make with your color scheme. 

Consider the space

White and light colors make spaces look bigger, while dark colors make them feel smaller. If you are working with limited square footage, consider using white or light colors to open up the space. However, if you want a particular office to feel more isolated (such as for an individual’s work space), opt for darker colors to make the area feel secure. 

Consider saturation

While the hue you choose may make an immediate impression, the saturation of color can cause surprising effects on your employees’ productivity. Bright, intense colors can stimulate productivity for staff, especially in areas where creativity is needed. However, you may want to stick to lighter and more neutral tones for the offices of those who are already in high-stress positions. Neutral colors can help to calm and relax those with plenty of pressure on the job. 

If you are interested in changing the paint in a new or old office space, contact MaintenX today. We are happy to help you get started, or provide a free estimate during your call.

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