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Need a mood-booster at work? A little more focus to finish a big project? Try changing your office color. Inserting the right hues into your workspace can work wonders for your happiness and productivity. Check out these tips, featuring colorful creations by Poppin.
When you need to stay pumped for high-energy meetings or all-night hackathons, turn to orange. It's said to boost creative performance and symbolizes endurance.
Aquas and teals are calming and promote a sense of trust, so they work well in detail-oriented places, like legal or accounting offices, says Dr. Sally Augustin of consulting firm Design With Science.
Yes, white has long been associated with sterile hospitals. But when paired with lots of natural light, it can create a sense of spaciousness and promote creativity, says Sacramento-based designer Kerrie Kelly.
Red has gotten a bad rap for being associated with rage and even impairing the ability to focus on detail. But red has also been known to get heart rates up, so it's good for areas with a lot of physical activity, like gyms, says Augustin.
Look outside on a nice day, and it's obvious why people love sunshine. "When you look at yellow, you feel a sense of optimism," says Kelly. But sunflower lovers, be warned: Yellow also causes eye fatigue, because it reflects a lot of light.
Need to cultivate some new ideas? Surround yourself with emeralds and jades, as green has been proved to boost creative thinking. "It's a good color to use in a space where you're trying to encourage a brainstorming event," says Augustin.