Your home office should be a place of productivity, tranquility, and zen. The right decor can boost your mood and make you more focused and less stressed. But the right shade depends on the vibe you want to set and the type of work you are doing in your office. If you're a numbers person, a color that is calming and motivating is best, while a writer-type may want to pick a shade that evokes creativity.
Here are 10 of our favorite paint colors for any home office.
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Black may not come to mind when you think office space, but the beautiful office from pencilandpaperco above prooves otherwise. A rich black like Sherwin-Williams' Tricorn Black casts a moody tone in your office and allows you to shut out the rest of the world and concentrate. This neutral black goes with nearly any color palette and is a great choice for a modern, artsy space.
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The color yellow is incredibly motivating and sets a happy, positive tone in any space. We love The Spruce's Wax Pepper because it's a sunny yellow with a warm gold undertone that will make you more productive but won't feel too bright or overwhelming.
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One of our favorite choices for a home office is Magnolia's Webster Avenue. This medium dusty purple is reminiscent of a freshly picked berry and lends a soothing, yet-confident, tone to your space. Decorating with purple can give you energy but also help keep you calm.
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Sherwin-Williams' Repose Gray is a soothing choice that is a little bit moody in the best way. It's a warmer shade of gray that pairs well with bright reds or oranges (to add a little energy to your space) while setting a mellow vibe.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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If you want to keep things minimal and modern, a white that doesn't feel overly stark or too warehouse-y is a great choice. That's why we adore Pointing from Farrow & Ball. It's a rich off-white that's creamy enough to give you a sense of calm, but still bright enough to open up a smaller office space.
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A soft blueish gray like Sherwin-Williams' North Star is a lovely choice for anyone that needs a daily reminder to breathe and focus during the job. This cool, foggy gray pairs beautifully with stark whites or darker navy shades.
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Whether you work with money or you just want a little reminder that payday is coming, green is a great choice for office spaces. A color like Clare's Current Mood is earthy and bold, and a great choice for anyone with boss aspirations. It's stately and sets a tone of leadership and power.
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Need a little pick-me-up on those groggy mornings when work is the last thing on your mind? A shade like The Spruce's Persimmon Orange is a wonderful choice for an office accent wall. Orange is incredibly mood-boosting and gives off a wonderful energy, but this shade won't overpower or blind you. It's a reddish-orange that would look lovely with beige or off-white.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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A rich color like Sherwin-Williams' Salty Dog is a great choice for an office space with ample color. Blue has been shown to affect your mind, motivating you to be a little more creative. This shade has a bold blue tint, but is moody enough to feel regal and important in your office.
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Picking the right color for your office can be tricky, but with a little inspiration you can create a space that helps motivate and energize you throughout your workday.