Friday, October 2, 2009
Colours in Business Settings: Lobbies and Lounges
Lobbies and lounges are rooms people won't stay in long -- mostly, they're just passing through. And yet, these spaces also often give the first impression for your business.
Yellow is an ideal colour family for these spaces. Yellow is a stimulating -- some would say irritating -- colour that makes the pulse race and causes a sense of urgency.
Yet colours like the lush creams and golds in this room make a very positive impression on visitors, even as they encourage those visitors to move along and get their business done.
A bright banana yellow makes a cheerful space, while a soft butter yellow can feel sweet and homelike.
Consult with a professional decorator to make sure that the shades you choose for your business's lobby or waiting room have the effect you want them to have.