- The Biology Of Patterns
We’ve written about the importance in
incorporating nature into the workplace design on numerous occasions. Whether it’s
including more nature light into your office, or adding plants into the workspace,
boosting our connection to nature through biophilic design can have serious positive
effects on your workforce.
So there’s reasoning to suggest that using
patterns which symbolise nature in the workplace could be more advantageous to
patterns such as exposed brickwork.
- Patterns Allow You To Customise Rooms/Departments
use of colour in your office design allows you to tailor departments and rooms to
meet specific values, sadly colour only goes so far. However, with patterns you can
include innovative visual designs to add personality and important visual energy to
In addition to helping you stand out from other businesses
in your sector (which could help attracting clients and skilled new staff), the
elements of creativity and playfulness associated with patterns could also help to
increase productivity through the reduction in stress.
If you would like
to learn more about how office design and workplace space planning can help to boost
productivity, enhance certain moods, and lower workplace stress, consider reading
our blog titled, “Is Office Design The
Secret To Boosting Productivity?”.
- You Can Send A Message With Patterns
For many, the old saying
rings truth, ‘a picture says a thousand words’. So if you want your design to
communicate a message to your employees or guests visiting your premises, you could
make clever use of patterns to send this message.
Colours can be
responsible for both physical and psychological effects on people. This can trigger
a range of moods and emotions. However, whilst it may be tempting to opt for
fashionable colours, you should aim for an office colour scheme that both reflect
your brand, and the values in your business’ ethos. For example, if you’re trying to
create a thought-provoking environment for your employees, perhaps you could use eye
catching patterns and the colour blue, as blue is believed by many to be a
thought-provoking colour. According to research regarding the psychology of colour.
- Listen To Your Staff
Perhaps one of the most important things
to do whenever you are considering changing your working environment. Before making
any changes in the design and space planning of your workplace environment, it is
essential that you consult your employees. For example, if you want to boost
employee wellbeing and productivity, staff feedback for your current working
environment could prove essential to the redesign furnishing of your office
For example, if your employees are frequently giving feedback
regarding poor quality office furniture, you might consider investing in ergonomic
furniture for your workforce. On the other hand, if their feedback suggests they
would prefer more natural light, perhaps you could include glass walls or larger
windows in the office.
Customising Your Workplace – How Can Active Help?
With regards to workplace interior design, patters, and office colour schemes the Active
team can provide assistance with our numerous different services. Businesses that would
like to refurbish their place of work and get the most out the available space may be
interested in an office refurbishment or office fit out service, however those who would
prefer a brand new office environment, please contact our team and enquire about our
Our team can also provide a workplace consultancy service, which includes workstations
occupancy studies, meeting room usage, as well as a range of other research. This
enables us to offer practical and durable solutions to make sure that your new office
space is built to meet to unique needs of your business.
Active Workplace Solutions are highly experienced in the industry, we utilise the latest
methods and technology and have worked alongside clients both big and small; with some
of our previous clients including MBNL and Virgin Media. With our abilities and
knowledge, we can transform your workplace into the office environment of your dreams.