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Author Topic: could wall colour help or hinder your work?  (Read 5846 times)

tomos

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could wall colour help or hinder your work?
« on: February 26, 2008, 12:45:18 PM »
I'm moving and it's help with interior decoration I want all right, but -
from the point of view of creating a good work "environment"

who knows, maybe if I paint the walls bright yellow I'll never procrastinate again :-*

anyone got any tips or read any advice along these lines lately ?

PS the ceiling is timbered with medium colour timber (treated -but not shiny varnish)
At the moment wall colour is a cool light blue -direction of turquoise- not bad but a bit bathroomy I think ...
Tom

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Re: could wall colour help or hinder your work?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008, 01:06:45 PM »
dunno, my room is orange and that doesnt seem to help, i like orange though....

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Re: could wall colour help or hinder your work?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2008, 01:35:23 PM »
who knows, maybe if I paint the walls bright yellow I'll never procrastinate again :-*
You wish!  ;D

Better check out Neil Fiore's book, as recommended by many, including our beloved Steve Pavlina: http://www.stevepavl...evelopment-books.htm (some great books on that list!)

No idea regarding wall colors, I just remember reading painting your rooms red DOES reduce heating costs slightly because it 'feels' warmer than white to your brain and thus to your body.

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Re: could wall colour help or hinder your work?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2008, 04:25:09 PM »
how many windows do you have in the room? is there a lot of natural light?

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Re: could wall colour help or hinder your work?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2008, 04:30:58 PM »
who knows, maybe if I paint the walls bright yellow I'll never procrastinate again

You might find it helpful to know that yellow is the favourite colour of the insane  :o

Might be worth a look here here

Good luck in your new digs, hope you'll be happy and comfortable there!



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Re: could wall colour help or hinder your work?
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2008, 04:37:45 PM »
This site may help...
http://www.color-whe...m/color-meaning.html

Also, you have to think about what else happens in the room - Is it  only an office? or will it function as living room, bedroom etc.

If you are making an office where you wanna get a lot of work done, you may want something like a neutral color, or a bright scheme that will motivate you but not overwhelm you. A taupe, pale blue, or seafoam green would be calming and unobtrusive. A darker red,however, like deep cherry-maroon, could make you feel empowered.  :)

Anyways, hope that helps!

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Re: could wall colour help or hinder your work?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2008, 06:29:35 PM »
In the late 80's Anthony Schembri was the Police Commissioner in the City of Rye NY.  I had a store there and knew him.  He was the inspiration for the TV show  The Commish .

See this  article:   http://www.kpchapman...d-teens-in-the-pink/
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Re: could wall colour help or hinder your work?
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2008, 02:58:31 AM »
You might find it helpful to know that yellow is the favourite colour of the insane  :o
oh dear ;D and the creative too, hopefully
the site Della links to says
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Light yellow is associated with intellect, freshness, and joy

how many windows do you have in the room? is there a lot of natural light?
quite bright,
"Under the roof" as they say here, wall sloping up to ceiling, with a big Velux window
maybe as you say "pale blue, or seafoam green would be calming and unobtrusive"

but I dont think I'll go for the pink ljbirns, interesting read though :D :up:

thanks all for the tips, reading and wishes :)
Tom

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Re: could wall colour help or hinder your work?
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2008, 06:01:50 AM »
Call me adventurous but my room is always painted a matte white! If it's good enough for most ICUs, it's good enough for me!  :P

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Re: could wall colour help or hinder your work?
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2008, 10:37:09 AM »
oh dear ;D and the creative too, hopefully
the site Della links to says
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Light yellow is associated with intellect, freshness, and joy

That's why my room uses that colour :D