Your Cubicle's Color May Affect Your Mood
You probably don't give much thought to the color of your office (unless you somehow got stuck in a room with lime green walls). Most likely, the walls have remained the same color since you moved in, and you may not have had any say in the matter. Likewise, if you work in cubicle environment, you are probably stuck with the standard-issue partition color scheme.
But, consider the colors around you a little more: Have you ever thought about how these colors affect your outlook at work? Studies show a correlation between color and mood. Even if you can't paint your walls, you can add a few accessories or decorative touches of a certain color (if your workplace allows, you could even try switching to a colored light bulb). It's worth a try—you just might be surprised at how different you feel. Here are some mood effects associated with specific colors:
Blue: Said to be calming and serene, blue would be a good choice is you work in a fast-paced office and are often under a lot of stress.
Red: Raises blood pressure and may help you feel more energetic. It might be a little too extreme for most office settings, though.
Yellow: Not surprisingly, this color evokes a sunny mood, so it can help brighten your workspace and make you feel happier.
What's your favorite color for office décor? Does it have any effect on your mood?
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