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Montclair Commercial Painting: Color in the New Jersey Workplace

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Montclair Commercial PaintingIf you are thinking of painting your office or engaging in a commercial painting project in New Jersey, consider the following:

  • Can the choice of color have an effect on the productivity of employees?
  • What about warm color being used as a tool to enhance the comfort level of employees?
  • Can certain colors promote harmony stability and yes, even camaraderie?
  • Which colors will promote clear fresh thinking, creativity and planning?
  • Are there any colors that can be used in executive offices and boardrooms?

Productivity can mean different things to different people. If images of workers moving at a blazing speed across the shop floor is what you have in mind as the goal of your Montclair commercial painting project, color is not going to do that for any production facility and it really shouldn’t. Creating a comfortable work space for employees by using color as a tool, is a more realistic expectation. The existing lighting situation, artificial or natural, is a strong consideration. Another factor is the current color of other elements such as carpets, window coverings or furniture. Taking into account the above as well as the proven influence of certain colors, a comfortable space can be created for employees. It is safe to assume that comfortable and happy employees will always be more productive.

When painting “thinking” rooms such as classrooms and meeting rooms, very strong and contrasting tones may interfere with concentration.  This does not necessarily mean that only boring and bland colors will work in these  rooms. Calm and cool colors can be used to promote clear thinking, creativity and planning. Such colors can be light sage greens, even clean beiges (not muddy).  Clean, cool and light blues can also used thoughtfully to help the creative mind.

In executive offices and boardrooms, strong colors such as burgundy, royal blue or brown can be used to state authority, promote respect and loyalty. There are circumstances where space, size of the rooms and lighting will not allow for the strong colors. The alternative is to use these colors on highlight walls, bulkheads, columns and sometimes doors, door frames and trim. A professional commercial painter in New Jersey can help you implement these color designs properly so that you get the right amount of color for your executive rooms without being overbearing.

Sometimes the workplace is also where the customer is (for example in retail or hospitality). In that case, the customer’s comfort level has to be balanced with that of the employees. Branding considerations, marketing decisions and how it affects the buying habits of the consumer should be of course taken into account during this type of Montclair commercial painting project. In reality, the comfort level and interests of the customer and company staff do not have to clash, especially in today’s evolving marketplace.

In conclusion, the primary question in commercial painting is always: “what do you want color to do?”

After a clear understanding is evident and expectations are realistic, choosing the paint colors for your office painting project can be a rewarding experience that most employees can participate in. The ability to have a say and influence on the colors at work can be a powerful morale booster. And of course the jokes and light-hearted suggestions about the new pink, lilac or lime-green decor  will last for days to come. Of course, a professional Montclair painting contractor can also help you select interior and exterior paint colors that will work with your commercial painting project.

If you are looking for a Montclair commercial painting contractor then please call (888) 264-6977 or complete our online request form.