Your home office is where things get done: work, bills, homework.
Just because your home office is a functional workspace doesn’t mean you need to forego fashion. After all, you want this to be a room where you and your family will want to spend time. Make the most of your home office by designing a space that works well for all of your needs and inspires creativity, concentration, and even relaxation.
5 Inspiring Home Office Paint Colors
The easiest way to breathe new life into any space in your home, including your home office, is by changing the wall color. You can immediately set the mood by the color you choose. Consider your desired energy, whether it’s boisterous and creative or serene and focused—or a little bit of both—and find the perfect paint color to suit the mood of your home office.
Boost Creativity: Teal
Add excitement to your creative home office by covering the walls in a hue that inspires your imagination without being too distracting. Dreamy teals can range from tropical blue to rich green. Teal can turn your ordinary home office into a bright and cheerful space that stimulates your brain and encourages your mind to wander. It looks amazing with white office furniture and loves a kick of red or orange for an extra flash of fun.
Create Calm: Blue-Green
Blues are often thought to be the most productive color for a home office, but serene blues can be a bit too relaxing. Why not try a twist on a calming blue and inject it with a boost of invigorating green? After all, your home office should be a place where you are relaxed yet energized enough to accomplish everything on your to-do list. Almost spa-like, a blue-green home office sets the tone for a calm and centered mind that gets things done.
Jazz Up the Energy: Peach or Orange
The quintessential color of energy, orange, can set your mind on fire, ready to blaze through your workday. But easy does it. Oranges that are too bright can be overwhelming and distracting. For the perfect tone of orange that gives you energy without the jitters, think saturated (not pastel) peachy tones. Peach is a bright and cheery backdrop to black or white furniture and does well with modern, graphic patterns.
Go Your Own Way: Gray
Gray has been the darling wall color for years now, showing no signs of slowing down in popularity. And for good reason. Gray goes with everything. And the best part about using gray in your home office is that you can customize the tone that fits the style and color of the rest of the room. Grays these days have undertones of purple, blue, green, or beige, so the right gray for your space is surely out there. Punch up the energy with juicy yellow accessories or keep the space subdued with sophisticated black leather and dark woods. Gray looks great paired with either white or natural wood trim—or you can even paint your trim a darker shade of gray.
Be Bold: Black
Black wall paint can be frightening to some, conjuring thoughts of cave-like spaces that are moody and too dark. But hear us out. If your home office is saturated in natural light, it can handle a black accent wall for a modern, inviting look that inspires thought and focus. Add sharp, white accessories for a wall you won’t take your eyes off.
Design Your Unique Home Office
With your wall color chosen, you can look for inspiration to design your perfect home office space, whether you’re in for a complete overhaul or a quick refresh. Here are some tips to keep in mind.
Home office furniture doesn’t have to look like work. It can be sophisticated and chic, while still being cost-effective and functional. Your desk, bookshelves, file cabinets, office chair, and other office furniture will look more interesting if they aren’t a matching set. Feel free to shop flea markets, second-hand stores or online for unique pieces that will add your personal twist on the space.
Home offices can suffer from being catch-alls for clutter. Reign in your papers, bills, and your kids’ projects by maximizing storage wherever you can. Open shelves are inexpensive, easy to install, and are blank slates for creating focal-point worthy displays. Style your shelves with stacks of books, decorative accessories, and framed art projects. And don’t be afraid to impart a bold paint color on your shelves for a one-of-a-kind look.
Play up any available natural lighting in your home office space by situating your desk parallel to the window to allow the sun to splash over your workspace. If overhead lighting is your only other source of illumination, consider adding desk lamps to provide focal light to your tasks at hand.
It is easy to add inexpensive visual interest to your walls when you frame your kids’ art, favorite photographs, or even graphic craft paper. A fabric covered bulletin board can add a punch of pattern and a cool slate chalkboard is an attractive family message center.
If it is time to update your home office, consider our easy tips for adding just the right color to suit your mood and the appropriate furniture, storage, lighting, and home décor that will fit your whole family’s needs.
Let’s face it, taking on a painting project like your home office can be overwhelming—you have enough on your plate. Let the experts at The Painting Company assist you. Our teams in Arizona, Colorado, and Nevada will take care of everything from color selection to clean up and final inspection. Contact us today.