The Importance of Color in Interior Design

design, paint, flooring, color   September 3, 2008

Color can make or break a space. Choosing appropriate colors for a facility’s spaces is an important aspect of interior design. Even if your organization has hired an interior designer, it’s good to know a few basics about color.

Color is sometimes divided into two categories: warm and cool tones. Warm tones, like red, orange and yellow can energize a space and its occupants. Cool tones such as blue, green and purple generally create quiet, relaxing atmospheres.

When choosing wall and flooring colors, it’s important to keep the goal of the space in mind. If energetic work is being performed in a space, warm, exhilarating tones might be good to consider, for example. In break areas, cool tones may be more appropriate when occupants can relax.

Color has a profound influence on a space and the people in it. Use it to your advantage to create an inviting, productive space.


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