The Top Things You Need to Know About
Painting Your Office
After the home, the office is probably the second place
where a person spends most of his time. Because of this,
it is important to make the office environment as
comfortable as possible to make it conducive for
productivity. While there are plenty of ways to make the
office a productive place, such as creating internal
events or giving the employees benefits and bonuses, one
relatively easy way to do so is by painting the walls.
You might think of this as common sense, but you might
be surprised to know how little the attention you were
actually paying to your office paint.
Here are some of the top things you need to know about
the paint in your office.
Color Affects the Employees Moods
Color is one of the most overlooked element when
painting the interior of a structure. While yes, your
brand might have its own color personality you don't
necessarily have to paint the office walls with the same
For example, did you know that a white wall paint can
distract workers doing clerical work? It may look clean
and increases the perceived brightness of an office
space, but the color is too sterile for work
environments and makes it harder for desk workers to
Here are some office paint colors suggestions:
Blue and green are both calming colors that are
generally preferred by employees. It promotes creativity
and trust, making it ideal for finance companies and
The color red has the ability to actually affect how the
body works, by increasing the pulse rate and blood
pressure. As such, this is ideal for offices with
detail-oriented work such as the accounting or IT
-Yellow & Gray
Gray is a neutral color that lacks energy by itself
leading to loss of confidence and even depression in
worse cases. The color yellow, on the other hand, gives
energy and optimism, but too much is a cause for anxiety
and shorter temper. Combining these two colors create a
balance of energy and stability for employees.
Although black is a neutral color that may affect the
visibility in the office, conservative use can add to
the aesthetics of a place. It can be sparingly used to
paint ceilings which emphasizes trim and gives the
illusion of a taller room.
Whichever color you decide to go for, use tints with a
lower saturation as bright colors can increase eye
fatigue and strain.
Having the walls painted or covered in wallpapers are
both viable options for a little decoration and for
covering the wall, but each one has pros and cons. For
an office setting, having paint instead of wallpaper is
better, and here's why.
Offices are often air conditioned, which makes it
comfortable to work for the employees and also minimizes
dirt and dust particles that can pollute the air.
Air-conditioning, however, is not compatible with
wallpapers as it can cause humidity that can wrinkle or
fade them due to a reaction in the adhesives used.
You don't have to worry about this happening with paint,
because once it has dried out, it is not affected by
temperature anymore. It also doesn't attract that much
dirt compared to wallpapers, so wall cleaning can be
done less often. Paint can also last for more than 5
years which can be cost-effective in the long run when
compared to wallpaper that only spans 2-3 years.
You might argue that wallpapers have a better design,
remember that too much visual flair in the environment
can distract the employees, so sticking paint is
preferred for the office.
The Better Type of Paint in Terms of Base and Sheen
There are mainly 2 kinds of paint that differ in
composition, namely latex and oil paint. Latex paint is
a water-based solution that dries quickly and has fewer
odors. It is very easy to clean even with just humble
tools such as a damp rag. Oil-based paints dry slower
than latex and tend to have stronger smells during
application but lasts much longer once it dries down.
Sheen is similar to the word polish and refers to the
amount of light that reflects off of paint. The main
different types of sheen are:
Latex-based and has the least reflective properties.
Walls painted with a flat finish sheen are more durable
More reflective than flat and is mainly used in wooden
surfaces, although it can also be used on concrete. Easy
Used for wood and metal, gloss reflects plenty of light
and is more commonly used for furniture rather than
For the office, the recommended types of paint are
oil-based with a flat finish. Since there are is plenty
of foot traffic inside the work space and it is
unavoidable that there is contact between the people and
the walls, the combined durability of an oil base and a
flat finish is ideal if you don't want to redo the paint
job again and again.
Much of the tips for painting the interiors of a home
can also be applied to the office with a few
distinctions. While you can paint the insides of your
house based on the personality of the people living in
it (which tend to be small in number), an office is made
for business and thus you should prioritize the kind of
paint job that invites productivity.
Also, while walls of the home are generally untouched
because of the furniture displayed in front of them,
office walls have a higher tendency of being interacted
with. Various company events mean that decorations are
going to be placed on the wall surfaces a lot. That's
why more durable paint choices are needed for the work
People should not cut costs when considering the
painting of the office as using the best products and
the best services from the beginning would ensure that
the quality is high and is cheaper in the long run. That
way you can get quality painting.
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