Did you know that color can have an effect on your behavior and actions? This is called color psychology — a useful concept that can have an impact on how you observe and respond to an atmosphere. Color can be critical to design in the office, and for a big reason. Various colors can boost the aesthetic characteristics of an office space, as well as the mood and productivity of ithe employees.

For example, green is considered to be the easiest color on the eyes, which makes it the best suggestion for people who work long long periods of time. Sharp workers and less eye tiredness mean higher performance. Regularly found in nature, this hue also eases the mind and body and stimulates healthy living. An excellent way to include this color in an office is by purchasing indoor plants. Not only does the live vegetation provide a sense of relaxation, but it also adds a health boost by cleaning the air.

From floor to cubicle, to the conference room and beyond, color psychology can be applied to develop an office space that is motivational and inspirational. For more ideas on how you can incorporate different shades to boost performance in the workplace, see the accompanying infographic.