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Office Painting in the Bay Area: Are You Picking the Right Colors?

 Office Painting in the Bay Area: Are You Picking the Right Colors?

With color trends being announced and featured colors rolling out, residential painting tends to be a big focus in the winter. It’s the perfect season for a fresh start, whether you’re refreshing busy spaces after the holiday season, ready for new cabinet colors, or maybe prepping your Bay Area home to go on the market in the spring.

But what about your commercial office space or reception area?

A lot of property owners and managers stick with low-risk neutrals: easy to touch up, easy to decorate around, and they tend to just blend into the background. That’s definitely a viable option, and we understand the appeal, but are you missing out on a key opportunity?

Choosing your office paint colors: it’s more important than you might think

It may sound like little more than an abstract interior design or decorating concept, but the science of color psychology is a very real thing. And, it can be a powerful tool in your toolkit.

Every color impacts us in different ways. It might be a unique way, like triggering a memory, but in a more general sense colors elicit key responses in our brains. Marketers know this well, leveraging specific colors to give shoppers energy, make restaurant patrons hungry, create a feeling of calm for positive associations, and the list goes on…

You can leverage this power in your workplace too. Choosing the perfect office paint color creates a better environment for your team, a warmer welcome for clients and guests, and curates an intentional vibe.

If you’re really interested you could do a deep dive and read books on the subject. For today, let’s just hit a few highlights.

Blue paint and productivity

 Office Painting in the Bay Area: Are You Picking the Right Colors?

Does your workplace call for calm, concentration, and the ability to stay on task for long stretches of time? Maybe accounting or engineering? Blue promotes calm and focus, making it a perfect fit. Since it’s a colder color, we recommend going with a lighter shade so that the space doesn’t feel dark or dreary.

Orange and energy - no coffee required

Well, we still recommend coffee… But either way, orange is a fun color that adds energy, life and vitality. There can be too much of a good thing, so use it sparingly with plenty of lighter contrasts to add balance. If your team works on creative projects and wants a modern, upbeat vibe, this is a solid choice.

Take it up a level: red paint and energy

Might sound wild, but red paint has actually been shown to increase heart rates! If you’re looking for a bold accent color (too much red is overwhelming) for a team that’s always interacting, on the move, and needs to be alert, give red a try.

Take it down a notch with natural green

Green is a zen, calming color, probably because it has such a strong connection with the natural world and life. It also promotes focus, relaxation, and a sense of calm. On one hand this makes it great for people who are putting in long hours and would appreciate a chill environment. You also could use it to counteract a more hectic office, creating some balance.

Black paint exudes power

 Office Painting in the Bay Area: Are You Picking the Right Colors?

Done the right way, black paint is an amazing choice. You really need to be careful though since it’s so dark and can quickly overpower an office. We would recommend it as an accent color for a modern, edgy look, especially paired with lighter walls, natural elements like brick, and complementary decor.

Have more commercial painting questions for your San Francisco Bay Area office space?

Reach out to us at MB Jessee Painting! We offer a full suite of interior and exterior commercial painting services, designed to deliver the exact look you need. And yes, this includes color consultations! Lean on our experience, and we’ll make sure the process is smooth, efficient, and convenient.

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