Research tells us that colours have a large impact on human emotions. Red is energising, it excites the emotions and increases appetite, yellow is linked to happiness, and blue is linked to trust and peace. Pastel colours, defined as any colour with a lighter hue, have less impact on our emotional state. They’re more softly spoken than their bright-coloured counterparts and therefore instill a sense of calm and sophistication – perfect traits for a workspace.
Pastels in a choice of pink, blue, green, purple and yellow add a fresh update to what are often neglected and dull office spaces. With stationery and interiors stores embracing the trend, it is now easier than ever to find pastel coloured writing materials, files, storage boxes and tidbits to inspire your creative juices. If you have more say over your office decor, a feature wall, desk, chair or lamp in a calming pastel shade is a beautiful touch. Go a step further and mix and match with pastel coloured wares… they look great together!