Coloured Magnetic Glass Boards
Coloured glass magnetic boards are only one way to brighten up a workplace. Here are some other ideas for introducing colour into an office. Click here.
Using coloured glass magnetic boards in your office
In everyday life, colour is crucial. Think about it. From understanding traffic lights to judging the ripeness of a mango to colour-balancing a photo - so much relies on our understanding colour.
But what about the offices, cubicles and meeting rooms where many of us spend so much time? Apart from a new coloured glass magnetic board (if you have one, which you should!) what are some other ways to bring colour into a workplace? And why would you want to?
It turns out that there are really good answers to these questions. Let's take a look.
1. Brand colours are crucial
In branding, you want to be distinctly identifiable from your competitors. Alongside words and symbols and mascots, there is colour, which of course plays a big role in establishing a brand.
Brands also represent your business culture internally. So, not only does brand attract attention and shape how people see your company, it gives the work your staff does a sense of coherence and identity too.
Colour is one of the first things we perceive when our eyes notice something. It happens instantly and subconsciously.
For example, we associate fast food with reds and yellows - notice the similarity in colour schemes for MacDonald's and Hungry Jacks or KFC and Red Rooster. These colours stand out and establish the restaurant as a place for easy and delicious food. Similarly, notice how virtually all car company logos use chrome silver in some way? That’s a deliberate choice that speaks to perceptions of technology, luxury and newness.
You can use the same principles in your own business - whatever it is! Just establish your brand colours, make sure they match your industry and then use them consistently.
As well as websites, signage, business cards and brochures, office decor is also a great chance to deploy “your colours”. Chairs, sofas, doors, coffee cups and fittings - such as glass whiteboards – can all look great when given a brand colour makeover.
2. Colour to influence mood and method
Bona-fide peer-reviewed university research has found that bland beige, grey and white offices induce feelings of sadness and depression. No office manager wants that.
We humans are extremely visual creatures, and we really respond to colours on a subconscious and emotional level. So, choose your office colours carefully.
Cool, natural colours, such as blue and green, improve efficiency and focus. They also give the viewer an overall sense of well-being. They are wise choices for promoting focus and efficiency.
Warm colours, like red and orange, grab attention, inspire action and stoke passion. If you need people to pay attention, red is your highlight go-to.
If you need an injection of optimism and energy, then go for a sunny yellow. Colour psychologists say it is a great choice for where creative professionals - such as, artists, programmers, writers and designers - are working.
Balance and colour matching are really important too. You can't just go ahead and paint everything green. Instead, combine the strengths of low and high-wavelength colours for the best results.
- Meeting room painted in cool hues? Add a pop of brightness with a warmly coloured magnetic glass board?
- Is your feature wall warming up the coffee room too much? Why not add a blue couch to give the area a relaxing secondary focal point too?
3. Better establish your setting
The different areas within an office each have different uses, so there's no reason to paint them all the same colour. What is right in the lobby may not be right in the server room.
Giving each category of workspace its own colour approach is a good way to give those areas their own identities.
Here are some tips:
Lobbies, reception desks and waiting rooms are your “first impression” spaces. Decorate them with this in mind. A welcoming first impression will use your brand colours, but also be soothing and relaxing. If you have “in your face” branding (and there is nothing wrong with that) then you should use it judiciously alongside neutral and calm tones.
If your brand revolves around neutrals, then use artwork, soft furnishings or a tropical fish tank to add some personality. You do want to be remembered after all. The easiest and most practical way to add a quick splash of colour might well be a coloured glass whiteboard behind the front desk.
In the spaces where people actually do their work, cool colours are a great choice. They boost concentration, minimise stress and inspire your people into a productive flow. Then again an overload of cool turns soothing into sleepy.
Meeting rooms are a good match for greens. They are very natural colours that stoke collaboration and concentration – both central to successful meetings. And, greens are also the colour of wealth and good fortune, which is exactly the vibe you want when you were using a room for making deals. Our green-coloured magnetic glass boards are best-sellers for a reason!
Spaces such as breakout rooms and coffee nooks are places where you can go colour crazy without detracting from productivity. These smaller single-use spaces are opportunities to unleash the rainbow - it’s fun and energetic.
Coloured magnetic glass boards that harness the power of hue!
As you have just read, colour is powerful. In the workplace, colour sets the mood, defines the boundaries of what each space is meant for and also marks your premises as the territory where your brand lives.
It is well worth your while to harness this power and turn your workplace into a more joyful, more focused, more productive and more distinctly identifiable one.
A coloured magnetic glass board is a simple and practical way to do it.
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- Greg Appleby