Impact of Office Colors
*Predominantly “gray” offices were reported as uninspiring and were associated with lower levels of enthusiasm, creativity and productivity.
Impact of Window Views
Impact of Natural Elements within the Office
Impact of a Light and Spacious Work Environment
Having window views of trees, whether natural or purposely planted was associated with greater levels of happiness.
The use of blue and white colors in the office was linked to greater happiness at work, as well as viewing wildlife regularly.
The availability of external green space was linked to greater happiness at work. Also, the color purple was predictive of employee happiness.
The availability of natural light was important for workers’ happiness and so were window views of natural trees and landmarks. Also, the color brown used within the office was associated with greater employee happiness.
The availability of natural light and green space within the office environment was associated with greater levels of happiness among staff.
Natural light and window views of closed water, such as lakes, were positively associated with levels of happiness at work.
Views that portray wildlife and open water (e.g. sea) were associated with greater levels of happiness. In contrast, window views of roads were associated with lower levels of happiness at work.
Having no window view in the office had a negative impact on levels of happiness.
Having no window view negatively impacted people’s happiness at work.
Using stone elements in the office, as well as having views of the countryside, were linked to greater levels of happiness.
Natural light and external green space were associated with higher levels of staff happiness. Also, views of trees had a positive impact on reported happiness at work.
Viewing natural trees from inside the office was linked to employees’ happiness.
Workers’ levels of happiness were positively impacted by external green space and natural light.
Natural light had a positive impact on levels of happiness at work. The use of gray colors in the office was significantly related to greater levels of stress among workers.
Natural elements of light, wood and stone had a positive impact on levels of happiness. Plain white offices were also associated with happiness at work.
Window views of trees were predictive of greater levels of workplace happiness.
Window views of trees were linked to greater creativity among office workers. The use of green office colors was also linked to higher levels of creativity.
Views of lakes and other areas with closed water were predictive of greater levels of creativity. Also having water elements present in the office environment.
Window views of trees were associated with greater levels of creativity.
Having natural light in the office was the strongest predictor of creativity among office workers.
Natural elements within the individuals’ workspace were associated with greater creativity. In addition, window views of nature, and the color blue in particular, were also associated with high creativity.
Natural light was positively associated with creativity.
The use of wood within the office design was positively associated with creativity. Also, views of manmade landmarks were positively linked to creativity.
Providing internal green space had a positive effect on creativity. Additionally, water and wood elements positively impacted levels of creativity.
Incorporating the color red within the office design was strongly linked to greater levels of creativity, as was having a window that afforded views of wildlife.
Having no window view had a negative effect on creativity.
Yellow, blue and white office colors were associated with greater levels of creativity. Also a non-natural window view (e.g., construction site) had a negative impact on workers’ levels of creativity.
The availability of natural light, elements of water and also the color blue in offices were all associated with greater levels of creativity.
The presence of live plants had a positive impact on workers’ creativity.
Window views of the countryside had a positive impact on creativity.
The use of purple and green colors within the office was associated with higher levels of creativity.
Having no window view had a negative effect on creativity. There is also a need for natural elements in the office.
The use of wood elements in the office, as well as the use of blue colors, was associated with greater worker productivity.
Predominantly dull, gray offices had a negative impact on productivity. However, the view of the countryside had a positive effect.
Having live plants in the office was linked to greater levels of productivity among workers.
Window views of wildlife, natural landmarks and the countryside were all predictors of high worker productivity.
The use of the color blue within the office was predictive of greater levels of productivity.
Neither office color nor the presence of natural elements had a direct impact on productivity.
The use of orange colors within the office significantly predicted higher levels of productivity.
Natural light and elements of natural stone predicted greater productivity, and regular views of nature outside also positively impacted productivity.
Green office colors were linked to productivity but by far the strongest predictor of productivity was having natural light in the office.
Green office colors, as well as, having green window views (trees, countryside etc.) were both strong predictors of greater levels of employee productivity.
Natural light and living indoor plants had a positive impact on productivity.
The presence of live plants was linked to greater levels of productivity.
Blue colors within the office had a significant positive impact on levels of productivity.
Natural light and views of nature positively impacted productivity.
Live plants and natural light within the office space positively impacted creativity.
Having no window view had a significantly negative effect on productivity, and orange and green colors were good for productivity.
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