Advice & Tips

Breakroom Colors 101 for Your Office

Which color is best for your breakroom?

Chances are your employee breakroom is shared by people with many different preferences. This can make designing a space that appeals to everyone feel like a challenge. The use of color is a great place to start.

It is well known that color can have a powerful effect on the psyche. Before you choose your breakroom colors, consider what type of feeling you want your employees to experience when they enter the space. Another point to consider would be how to incorporate your own corporate identity. For example, what does your company stand for and what kind of feelings do you want your brand and employees to embody?

Here are some ideas to get you started:

Energetic: Want your employees to feel vibrant and playful? Orange is a great pick for a high energy environment. Electric colors like purple and yellow also make effective high energy accents when placed on a subtler backdrop.

Calm: If you want your breakroom to be peaceful and relaxing, stick with medium greens or warm greys. Try to keep the palette monotone. Use different shades of the same color to achieve depth. This is also a good palette for nature inspired spaces, which can be accented with wood and stone.

Cheerful: Want your breakroom to feel like a friendly place? Choose yellow. Yellow can provide an immediate mood-lifting effect, like sunshine on the walls.

Productive: Blue is the most productive and conservative color. Blue is a great color for breakrooms that are open to areas where your clients might frequent. It also allows you to add some color without going ‘too far outside the box’.

Bold: Red is strong and decisive. It also evokes feelings of passion and emotion. This color can be effective at livening up a space and infusing it with excitement.

What colors do you current have in your breakroom? Consider revamping your breakroom with a new color scheme with any of the options above and pairing it with a micro market – an unattended retail space for food and beverage – from Avanti Markets.

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