Did you know that colors can evoke certain associations or feelings in you? Give your workspace a smart makeover with colors. Firstly, because it can unconsciously help you, and secondly, because it looks great! Read all about it in this article.

Have you ever heard of color psychology? This means that colors can have effects on your feelings and behaviors. When you see a certain color, various things happen in your brain. For example, green might give you motivation, while red might demotivate you. Various studies have shown that different colors can evoke different emotions. With this overview, you can make informed choices when reorganizing your workspace. Choose your colors wisely!

Colors: What do they mean?


  • Good mood
  • Spontaneity
  • Creativity

Yellow seems to increase concentration and works well against gloomy moods. Therefore it’s a very positive color to have in your workspace!


  • Energy
  • Adventurousness
  • Optimism

Orange seems to help against depression or loss of appetite. It promotes a better mood and better eating behavior, making orange a positive color.


  • Power
  • Love
  • Anger

Red goes in different directions. It is an alarming color, as it is one of the strongest warning colors. For this reason, using it extensively in the workspace may not be very calming.


  • Love
  • Sensitivity
  • Tenderness

Pink is seen as a feminine color, conveying innocence and purity. It’s a relatively soft and subtle color, which can be beautiful in your workspace.


  • Luxury
  • Fantasy
  • Ambition

It has a calming effect and, like yellow, enhances concentration. This makes purple a color with positive influence.


  • Well-being
  • Reliability
  • Empathy

Blue is the most popular color for both men and women. It also evokes professionalism, which can unconsciously have a positive impact on your work performance.


  • Health
  • Motivation
  • Persistence

Green is relaxing and calming, and it is associated with prosperity and safety. This makes green a positive color. Consider placing a nice plant on your desk!


  • Insecurity
  • Power
  • Elegance

With this color, you see that it can go in multiple directions. For one person, it may bring bad luck, while for another person, it’s a calming and sleek color.


  • Purity
  • Truth
  • Peace

This light color is seen as a new beginning. It is calm and sleek, perfect for interior or wall color. A white setup is refreshing, helping you think clearly and boosting your energy!

Which color will you choose?

Consider your personal preferences and which color may unconsciously evoke the most positive feelings for you. Once you’ve chosen your color palette, it’s time to decorate your workspace with it. Scroll down for more practical tips and then get back to work. Let the colors work their magic unconsciously!


Assistance in choosing the specific color

There are, of course, numerous colors, making it challenging to choose. Still undecided? Use the website below and search for words that describe the atmosphere you want.

Find the perfect color


Get inspired

Have you chosen your colors but are not sure how to exactly arrange your workspace? Pinterest offers many examples that can give you a better idea.

View workspace setups on Pinterest


How will it look?

If you’re going for a major makeover and including the walls, it might be fun to see what a color does to the space before actually painting it. You can do that with this app from Flexa!

Download the app for Apple

Download the app for Android

Enjoy and good luck with adding color to your workspace!

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