Using Colour To Create A Productive Home Office

Using Colour To Create A Productive Home Office

Using colour around the home is great for injecting different emotions and feelings. I remember viewing our current home and the Tudor red kitchen walls instantly drawing me in, masking over any imperfections as it shouted to any prospective house buyer ” pick me!” It was bold, passionate and fired up my imagination.

It soon became too much though, and it wasn’t long before I longed for a bright and airy house to relax in so was replaced by a neutral light beige.The red had done its job in drawing me in and now it was time for a new palate.

I’m currently painting everything grey. This shade has completely consumed me, I have no idea why (nothing to do with that book which I’ve neither read or watched I should point out) I’ve just fallen head over heels for the calming and warm, yes grey can be warm, effect it has. It’s helped my features and furniture stand out and with many different shades to try out, it’s not looked to bland in my house, rather the opposite in fact. By having a universal theme in different shades running through most of my rooms it’s given a good flow to the house.

colour is a powerful thing. What would you choose to create a calm and creative home office? My choice is grey and orange and here's why.

photo courtesy of French Fancy

But what colour would I paint a home office? I personally like a room where the most important and creative work happens to not be too distracting. I need something to lift my mood and take the edge of the stress of tight deadlines and something warming as I work best when I’m not niggled by the cold. So continuing my grey theme on the walls, with shots of orange to raise energy levels and keep me focused.

colour is a powerful thing. What would you choose to create a calm and creative home office? My choice is grey and orange and here's why.

Photo courtesy of 79 Ideas

These shades would create a universal workspace all the family can enjoy. All brought together with a carefully considered psychology of colours, but this is just my choice and what inspires and de stress’ you could be different to your ideal decor. Have a look at the infographic below to see what colour you’d inject into your home office.



This is a collaborative post, all words are my own and photographs are credited to the original owner. 

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  1. Keira @ Dekko Bird
    23rd March 2016 / 6:55 pm

    I’m planning to make a corner of our new home into a home workspace/sewing nook so this is really useful thank you! I agree that warm greys used in a home can be so calming but I love a pop of colour to introduce some personality too x

  2. 23rd March 2016 / 10:21 pm

    I think orange and grey would make a really lovely colour combo for an office. 🙂 #HomeEtc

  3. 28th March 2016 / 1:55 pm

    It’s so true isn’t it? Colour can really impact your mood — it can encourage or stimulate creativity too and certain colours can have the reverse effect and leave you feeling stifled or uninspired. Great post Ali — Thanks so much for linking up with us 🙂 #HomeEtc

  4. 28th March 2016 / 2:37 pm

    My office is white (walls, blind and decor) with touches of copper! Love it and it makes for a creative space! Thanks for sharing & linking up again lovely, good to have you! #HomeEtc

    Jess xx

  5. Mum in Brum
    29th March 2016 / 10:42 am

    I have lots of yellow and white in my home office along with some sky blue and I love it! I think colour definitely helps to stimulate creativity. There’s some really interesting points in that infographic #sharewithme x

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