What colors to use in your office for maximium utilization!
The color on the walls alone can play a role in your mood, productivity and job performance. After all, the colors you choose affect how you feel. And how you feel affects how you think and behave. So choosing the right colors and decorations can impact the success of your business.
Accent colors can be used to support you. Red is a great accent color for the negotiator, sales person or anyone that needs to have their voice heard.
Glossy paints have more of a sheen, which evokes a response of higher energy. What you are hoping to achieve in your environment will determine whether glossy or flat is best.
<p>The Influence of Color on Physiological Response
By: S. Freiders, S. Lee, D. Statz, and T. Kim (Group 7)
Colors are an important part of our sensations and senses. To try to explain this
observation, two hypotheses have been stated: Color vision and our emotions are connected
because they are both processes of the right hemisphere and color preferences are wired into our
brains from selection. With that in mind, we conducted a study to determine the effects of color
on a person’s physiological response. Our study involved showing participants pictures in
different colors and measuring the responses to them versus the response to a grayscale version
of the same image. We used an Electroencephalography (EEG), Electrooculography (EOG), and
pulse oximeter to record the participants’ neural activity, retinal focus, and heart rate,
respectively. We hypothesize that colors in nature that signal danger will increase the
physiological variables like heart rate, brain activity, and retinal focus. Whereas the colors in
nature that are non-threatening will decrease the heart rate, brain activity, and retinal focus or
produce no changes. According to our analysis, the change in neural activity and heart rate
between colored flowers and the grey-scaled flowers was insignificant. This was determined
using the T-test and all the p-values were above 0.05. This insignificance could be due to the fact
that electrodes of the EEG should be on both sides of the brain to obtain all alpha waves.
Colors are an important part of our sensations and senses (Sonnier, Dow, 2001). We
speak of being green with envy, purple with passion, red under the collar, and we sing about the
blues (Sonnier, Dow, 2001). Our culture associates red with love, white with purity, and black
with death (Sonnier, Dow, 2001). It is evident that we associate colors with our emotions and
this could be due to the fact that emotions and color vision are both processes of the right
hemisphere (Sonnier, Dow, 200