Research Shows Adding These Two Colors to Your Workspace Improves Your Brain Performance and Productivity

Today, we’re uncovering a secret weapon you can use to improve your brain performance: the power of color! Yes, that’s right, we’re not just talking about aesthetics – we’re talking two colors that actually tweak your brain and boost your productivity.

We’ll talk about each of these colors, review the research and give you some tips on how to put the results to work for yourself.

Remember that deadline-driven report that demands laser focus? Turns out, a splash of red is one of your secret weapons!

Research published in the journal Acta Psychologica, found that working against a red background significantly enhanced performance in subjects who worked on detail-oriented tasks like memory retrieval and proofreading.

Why? Red seems to heighten our analytical thinking and critical focus, making us laser-sharp when it comes to spotting and paying attention to the nitty-gritty.

A study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, revealed that a blue environment fostered divergent thinking and idea generation.

Imagine a brainstorming session surrounded by calming blue walls – those blue hues seem to unlock innovative thoughts and spark creative ideas and solutions.

Here’s 3 ways you can harness the power of red and blue… 

  1. Designate a red-accented zone on the background of your screen or put a red sheet behind a sheet of paper you’re working on for focused tasks like editing, data analysis, or proofreading. You can also use a red lamp, chair cushion, or even wear a red shirt.

  2. Surround yourself in blue for generating ideas. Change your background on your computer screen or even paint your walls blue if you want that boost on a regular basis.

  3. Experiment. Sometimes simply heaving a red or blue  background color works for people, for others, wearing a red or blue shirt depending on the task you’re doing. The key is that the color needs to be within view and take up enough room that it’s noticeable.

Put red and blue to work and gain your edge to have a more focused, creative and productive day.

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