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How To Decide Which Color Is Best For Your Home Office

Each room of the house is unique both in terms of function and décor. This means you have to carefully plan the décor for each case. For example, the living room is a social and public space so its décor needs to be more dynamic. The bedroom has to be serene and relaxing. But the home office is a special case. There’s a contradiction there. On one hand you have a working environment but on the other you have your home that’s cozy and very comfortable. It’s difficult to detach yourself from that atmosphere when you’re working.

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It’s why choosing the right décor is very important. The color is one of the most important factor that will determine the atmosphere and looks of your home office. There are many different colors out there that you can choose from and each one is unique. Some colors are more suitable for certain rooms than others. So which colors would be suitable for a home office?

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For example, if you want your home office to be a calming environment you can choose blue as the main color. Blue is a simple color reminiscent of the sky and of the ocean, both images that usually calm people down and allow them to better concentrate.

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Green is also a color that you can choose if you wish to create a serene and soothing atmosphere. It’s the color of nature and it can help relief stress. A pastel shade of green would be even more soothing and relaxing.Red and orange are bold colors. Red symbolizes passion and orange promotes enthusiasm. These colors are great if you wish the atmosphere in your home office to be dynamic.

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Purple is also a beautiful color but its effects may differ from person to person. A pale shade of purple can be soothing while a darker tone can be dramatic.

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If you wish your office to look bright and cheerful than the color you’re looking for is yellow. It’s bold but it’s also simple. It can help create a bright décor and it also can be bold and eye-catching.

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If you prefer a more neutral décor than you should consider using colors such as brown. Light browns and greys are soothing and calming. Darker shades provide an atmosphere that can be both warm and dramatic.If you wish you can also combine several colors. Make sure you choose a color that you really like, that makes you comfortable and that also suits the décor. The color doesn’t always dictate the décor. Sometimes it’s the furniture or the accessories that come first so that those into consideration when you choose the color for your home office.

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Posted in Office Design Ideas on March 6, 2013

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Simona Ganea
She may not be very fond of people, finding them annoying most of the time, but she still enjoys helping them from the shadows. Her attention to detail drives others crazy yet remains her most appreciated characteristic.

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