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Choose your office colours wisely

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Choose your office colours wisely

The colours you choose for your offices have an enormous impact on your clients and employees; it could influence the way visitors perceive your business, and how your workforce performs.


Visual ergonomics, the science of developing a colour scheme that is most suited for the task at hand in the office, employee lounge or factory workroom, is based on matching colour responses to expected behaviours and attitudes in an environment.


The psychology of colour has been researched extensively, and decorators and advertisers have used this powerful tool to affect and influence us subconsciously for years. Colour is now also used to generate certain feelings, moods and behaviour in employees. The appropriate use of colour does not only maximise productivity levels and minimise fatigue, but it also stimulates collaboration, creativity and cooperation.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 20 August 2013 12:40
Lientjie Potgieter

Lientjie Potgieter

Lientjie Potgieter is the owner of www.justcolour.co.za, a colour consultancy in Johannesburg. She is a qualified colour therapist and a volunteer counsellor at the South African Depression and Anxiety Group. She does coaching, mentoring and counselling with the use of colour. Lientjie believes that if you know yourself you can access your full potential and find a way around your challenges. She teaches Balance your Life with Colour and Colour Personality workshops for corporate companies. The workshops are interactive and fun. The outcome is a happier, more creative and healthier workforce.


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