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15 Perfect Office Paint Colors


Inkwell by Sherwin-Williams

“Dark colors in smaller spaces can pack a punch and make a huge impact just through tone and depth of paint. In this case, we created a focal point by using Inkwell, a really dark but neutral paint color. The art and other details make for a contrast that is more noticeable than if they were hung on lighter walls.” —Zandy Gammons, Miretta Interiors

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Catherine Nguyen


White Sail by Sherwin-Williams

“Choose paint colors that maximize and reflect any natural light you have in your home office space. Natural light energizes your body and mind! Try paint in beautiful whites and soft neutrals that seem to glow throughout the day as the light changes. If you want a bolder pop of color, layer in hints of calm blues and greens that reflect nature and bring the outside indoors!” —Phillip Thomas

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Eric Piasecki


Rosemary by Sherwin-Williams

“I love to use a rich green paint color like Rosemary by Sherwin-Williams to envelop the walls in an office. Green is both literally and aesthetically easy on the eyes and feels natural and harmonious in a workspace.” —Christina Kim

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Raquel Langworthy

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Fairview Taupe by Benjamin Moore

“Benjamin Moore’s Fairview Taupe is a rich, deep brown that pairs well with neutrals and blues and provides a cozy vibe without being too boring or expected.” —Erin Gates

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Sarah Grayson


Graphite by Benjamin Moore

“Our favorite workspaces incorporate bold color and pattern choices. We spend so much time working, why not be inspired by our surroundings? Benjamin Moore’s Graphite is both strong and contemplative so a natural fit for productivity.” —Emilie Munroe, Studio Munroe

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Thomas Kuoh


Fort Pierce Green by Benjamin Moore

“A blue-green color is always a favorite in an office as it can help with anxiety while working. That’s why I like Benjamin Moore’s Fort Pierce Green for office walls or even a desk to paint [as shown here] for sprucing up.” —Linda Hayslett, LH. Designs

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Lauren Taylor

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De Nimes by Farrow & Ball

“I love the sort of diluted richness of this color; it’s more soothing than it is bold.” —Hattie Sparks

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Jacqueline Marque


Super White by Benjamin Moore

“Benjamin Moore’s Super White is our go-to for home offices because it’s crisp, bright and reflects light, making the space feel both cool and energized.” —Molly Torres Portnof, DATE Interiors

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Claire Esparros


Card Room Green by Farrow & Ball

“This color manages to feel warm, soothing, and grounding all at one time, which creates the optimal atmosphere for working at home. Despite being a green hue, it feels almost neutral to me while still adding interest and depth.” —Gillian Segal

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Nick Mele

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Van Deusen Blue by Benjamin Moore

“My home was built in 1915 and had a classic pent room, which I converted to my home office and sanctuary, as I call it. I chose a deep, saturated blue from Benjamin Moore when designing this space. I recently read that the blue spectrum of light activates and awakens our brains, making this a perfect color for an office space.” —Kendall Wilkinson

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Paul Dyer


Dead Salmon by Farrow & Ball

“We are loving Dead Salmon by Farrow & Ball for home offices. The rich shade provides a warm and cozy vibe for the space you spend many hours in each day. It also provides a beautiful shade as a background for most skin tones—and with all the Zoom meetings, that is important!” Kristen Peña, K Interiors

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John Merkl


Repose Gray by Sherwin-Williams

“Sherwin-Williams’s Repose Gray is a wonderful, neutral option to offset the pure white molding in an office. It allows the upholstery and furnishings to shine when clients yearn to use pops of color.” —Traci Connell

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Onyx by Benjamin Moore

“For my personal home office, I opted for Benjamin Moore’s Onyx to bring in the drama. With enough natural light, this dark, moody color made the office feel modern and inspiring.” —Traci Connell

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Butter Up by Sherwin-Williams

“When I designed my own home office, I wanted a color that would be happy and create warmth to inspire me as a designer, as well as delight my clients when I do Zoom meetings with them. Sherwin-Williams’s Butter Up is a great yellow that is bright and cheerful, yet not overwhelming. I find it acts like a neutral, so I can add elements of other colors in the space with window treatments, upholstery on furniture, pillows, and decor elements as it goes with everything. ” —Grey Joyner

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Delft by Sherwin-Williams

“For the ultimate Zoom-ready workspace, we love swathing the entire room in a single saturated hue. In various sheens, Sherwin-Williams’s Delft can create a serene and sophisticated office sanctuary.” —Monica Guarnaschelli, Indigomaven Interiors

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15 Paint Color Ideas For Your Home Office -- Ring's End

Having a home office is a top priority for many people as it becomes more common to work from home. Choosing the best home office paint colors and decor can mean hours spent researching home office ideas. Whether your home office is a living room corner, converted closet, or guest room, it’s important that your workspace is organized and helps you be productive. However even though it must be functional, a home office should also be attractive and reflect your personality so you feel good spending time there. So, what is the best color for a home office? We’ve done the research for you and collected our favorite office color schemes – some of them may surprise you!

The Best Home Office Color Schemes Boost Productivity

The most important part of selecting your home office paint colors is to find a color choice you love. After all, you’ll be spending a lot of time there. Some color experts recommend avoiding relaxing office paint colors and going bold to create a dynamic interior design. After all, you’re there to get things done, not to relax.

Painting your home office a different color from the rest of your home sends you a subliminal message that you’ve entered a “work zone”. Your office color scheme helps you make the mental switch between home and work. Even if your home office is just a desk in another space (like a family room or bedroom) you can use a bold office wall color to separate the office space visually.

Paint an accent wall or a small area around the desk a great color to create a distinct work zone that will help you focus. Beadboard wainscoting or a shiplap plank section immediately around the desk is another way to create a visual separation. A separate home office paint color also helps you disconnect from work at the end of the day – when you leave the desk, you’re leaving work.

This home office nook, set off by painted wainscoting in Benjamin Moore’s energizing Turquoise Powder, exudes positivity:

Neutral Home Office Paint Colors

Neutral shades like white, off-white, gray and beige continue to be the most popular color palette for interior design, so it’s no surprise they’re common home office paint colors as well. There’s good reason for this, since many people prefer the sense of calm that a neutral wall color provides. However, color psychology studies have shown that gray, beige and white walls may promote feelings of depression, so they’re not always the best shades for a home office space where you want to feel energized and get things done.

If you do love a neutral, monochromatic office color scheme, add plenty of texture to make the space feel warm and inviting. Layer knitted pillows or throws with an area rug and rugged wood for a tactile, cozy effect. Bright white and pale neutral paint colors let art and accessories stand out, so consider adding a colorful artwork or rug to add energy to the space. Here are a few ways to add texture and contrast, making neutral office wall colors more interesting:

Simply White

In this home office, a black ladder and cork board create a graphic accent among walls and a built-in bookcase painted Simply White by Benjamin Moore:

This office area added texture and dimension alongside Benjamin Moore’s Ballet White paint by adding a natural fiber rug and a shiplap wood plank wall:

Warm neutrals like Benjamin Moore’s Stonington Gray have enough color to contrast with white trim and create a cozy feeling. This home office complements the rich neutral of Shaker Beige by Benjamin Moore with a linen window shade, woven chair and textured rug. A black desk anchors the space:

Relaxing Office Wall Colors

The most serene and relaxing office wall colors are blues and greens. Blue is known to promote calm productivity because it supports emotional balance. However, blues that are too cold can dampen creativity; add warm color accents like coral and yellow to add energy to a blue home office. Green has been found to increase concentration, so it’s been a popular business office paint color for decades. A soft green like Benjamin Moore’s October Mist, with its gray undertones, helps create a neutral background for furnishings. Blue-green colors tend to change with the light throughout the day, so they are a great way to add subtle interest.

Silver Marlin

Silver Marlin by Benjamin Moore is a soft green that has a hint of cool gray undertone, so it changes with the light. In this home office, Silver Marlin looks cool against mid-century modern furnishings in warm wood tones.

Aegean Teal

Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Color of the Year, Aegean Teal, is a blue with distinct green undertones, plus a hint of gray that keeps it grounded. It’s a complex color that works beautifully on both walls and office furniture. While this medium shade is stimulating, the gray undertones keep it from being too high energy.

Nimbus Gray

Cool wall colors like blue-grays can make the walls seem to recede, helping small spaces seem larger. Benjamin Moore’s Nimbus Gray has just enough blue to give a small home office an airy look, while the gray undertones provide a calm and grounded feeling.

Woodlawn Blue

If your home is painted in a neutral shade like Revere Pewter or Classic Gray but you want color in the home office, Benjamin Moore’s Woodlawn Blue is an excellent choice. This tranquil color has gray-green undertones that make it easy to live with. In rooms with low light, the green prevents it from appearing cold and depressing; and in brightly lit rooms the hint of gray keeps it from being too bright.

Energizing Colors For Creative Offices

Energizing colors like yellow and red are popular business office paint colors for creative spaces. Yellow shades have been shown to increase information retention, and reds add energy to a space; however, bright colors can be fatiguing to the eye so they are often used as accents. Softer versions of yellow and red (like yellow-green and pink) are more suited to use as an overall background color.

Pale Moon

Buttery-yellow Pale Moon by Benjamin Moore is a soft shade that promotes both energy and calm. The sunny warmth of this office corner makes it the perfect spot for creative brainstorming:

Fernwood Green

With distinctive yellow undertones, Fernwood Green is a medium-light green that energizes and enlivens home office walls. It’s a great choice for North-facing rooms since without a hint of gray, it maintains its warm, sunny disposition when natural lighting is cool and gray. Wall paneling also makes a sophisticated addition to add layers and interest to your office and can be painted to any wall color choice.

Touch of Pink and Sunlit Coral

Red may be an energizing color, but it also stimulates the appetite, so painting an entire office red may be a bit too intense. For the stimulating effect of red in a relaxing hue, consider pink for your home office. Pink can be a surprisingly sophisticated, complex color that stimulates creativity without being overwhelming. The warm undertones of Touch of Pink combined with Sunlit Coral (both from Benjamin Moore) create a cozy vibe; without strong blue undertones, these pinks aren’t too soothing for work.

Dark & Moody Home Office Painting Ideas

Immersing yourself in a deep, intense color is a great way to create a cocoon-like work zone. Painting the entire space – walls, trim and woodwork – in the same dark color eliminates the contrast between wall and trim colors, calming the space down. A deep color can help create a sharp division between the office area and the rest of your home decor, so that once you enter the office you can mentally transition to the work environment.


Salamander is a very dark green Benjamin Moore shade that has black and blue undertones. Painting an entire room such a deep color makes the corners recede so the space seems larger. But if natural light is lacking, painting an accent wall is a great way to create the same drama without making the office too dark during the day.

Townsend Harbor Brown

Dark brown can be the perfect color for creating a quiet, cocoon-like space. However, for a home office choosing the right shade of brown is important; an office that’s too soothing won’t be conducive to work! Benjamin Moore’s Townsend Harbor Brown has red undertones that have an energizing effect, yet the dark color is still cozy and warm.

Knoxville Gray

Deep blue, charcoal and navy are some of the most popular moody, dark paint colors being used today. They look equally stylish whether paired with a white trim color or used to paint the entire room. One of our favorite home office paint colors is Knoxville Gray by Benjamin Moore; this deep gray has strong green undertones that are more visible in bright daylight.


If navy or dark gray paint colors are too much for the entire office, painting an accent wall is a great way to add drama. In this lively home office, the desk faces a wall painted in Benjamin Moore’s Eclipse, while the yellow-green Rainforest Dew adds energy for creative work.

Bonus Tip! Add a Writable Wall

Besides traditional wall paint colors, Benjamin Moore also offers specialty paints that can turn any wall into a writable wall! Keep your day organized or create a brainstorm space with Ben Chalkboard Paint, available in any color.

Alternatively, just add a coating of Benjamin Moore Notable Dry Erase Paint to any wall for an instant dry-erase board.

Whether you work in your own home full time or just need an office nook now and then, your home office should reflect your personal style. The best home office paint colors create an environment where you can focus and be productive. If you work in a creative field, look for an energizing color like Aegean Teal. If you love neutral colors, add sophistication and warmth with an up-to-date greige like Edgecomb Gray.

Our favorite designer tip for an easy way to test paint swatches is to paint a large poster board using a Benjamin Moore 16 Oz Paint Color Sample and move it around the room to see the color in different lighting conditions. Once you’ve settled on your color choice and are ready to order your paint, check out our Interior Paint Guide to help you find the right sheen and product for your home.

Paint is one of the easiest and most affordable DIY home office projects, and our 15 favorite Benjamin Moore colors are the perfect place to start!

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nine0002 Comfortable furniture, an eco-friendly computer and thoughtful lighting are not enough to create a comfortable working environment. One of the most important visual informants and stimuli is color. The color scheme plays a huge role in shaping the well-being and mood of a person. That's why it's so important to choose the right color for the office we're in all day long. This color should not be too bright to distract from work, but also not too calm to let us fall asleep. nine0003

An office is a place where people work. This means that the main task of the color scheme of the interior of your office is to help create a working environment. Stimulate activity, reduce fatigue, increase mindfulness and concentration, reduce nervous tension. We have prepared some interesting and useful information, and we hope you find it useful.

Five main rules when choosing an office color:

  1. The right color of the walls in the office not only sets the employees in a working mood, but also attracts new customers and partners. Psychologists are convinced that color is able, on a subconscious level, to "force" a partner to sign a contract on the terms that you offer. nine0031
  2. Three golden principles for choosing colors for painting/decorating walls: area, number of windows, amount of light.
  3. The color of the walls should: match the overall interior, not contradict the wishes of management or employees, not contrast with furniture, take into account the peculiarities of the impact on psychological health.
  4. Bright colors excite the nervous system too much and interfere with concentration, while variegation can cause headaches.
  5. nine0030 Cold shades contribute to concentration, and the whole color palette of green has a positive effect on vision.

Below are some specific recommendations for using a particular color in your office interiors.

Gray and other neutral colors

The tradition of painting offices in neutral colors was born by itself. Gray, white, beige - a considerable number of cabinets around the world are painted in these calm colors. Gray suits are also prescribed by a mass of strict office dress codes. And now, attention! Gray color demotivates, makes employees passive. And beige and white make employees, and especially employees, feel sad and depressed. As for male employees, orange and purple, which are far from neutral, also have a similar effect on them. nine0003


Here the opinions of scientists are divided. Some say yellow is great. Everyone will look at him, enjoy life and be creative. Others argue that it cannot be worse, your eyes will get tired of yellow even before you start work, and it will be impossible to concentrate at all. Scientists can argue further, but it seems to us that everything is quite obvious: if you plan to be creative and give birth to new ideas - paint the walls yellow, if you are going to focus and concentrate - choose a different color! nine0003


A green-painted office is the dream of every workaholic. This color does not tire the eyes, and, in fact, it does not tire you either. But it calms and helps to focus. Also very good for reading. So if you have to sit for a long time checking documents written in small print, green will help you control yourself, not be annoyed by monotonous work and not lose concentration.


In the ranking of the most successful colors for the office, blue confidently shares the first place with green. It helps not to lose concentration and, like green, does not tire. For anyone who has to work with numbers or small details, this is what you need. The main thing is not to confuse it with blue and gray. nine0003


Oddly enough, brown did not fall into the "dull" group along with its companion, gray. On the contrary, scientists believe that this color can create a feeling of safety and security. So if you sell, for example, insurance, or the services of a security company, then brown will help convince customers that everything will be fine with you.


Red can also help creatives. It enhances emotionality and expressiveness, almost like yellow promotes creative activity, and in general invigorates. The latter, by the way, can also help those whose work is associated with physical labor. True, along with cheerfulness, red increases aggressiveness, so it is better not to paint the negotiation room in this color. And also know - if you decide to paint it in red open space (open space) - everyone will always eat something in it, because red stimulates the appetite. With red, everything is too ambiguous to paint the entire office. But we still recommend using it in the interior. nine0003

We will separately touch on the most favorable color solutions for open space offices.

"Spread" the walls and visually enlarge the space in a densely populated and noisy due to conversations and buzzing of the open space technique will help light cold tones - pearl, water-green. And the colors of the "quiet" range will help to change the perception of noise - unsaturated cold ones: light blue, gray-blue. A calm range of pastel colors will reduce fatigue from crowds.

So, when choosing an office color, you should not be guided only by personal tastes and preferences. Color is a complex and multifaceted factor. Color in the office can solve many problems, but when used ill-conceived, on the contrary, it can create them. Ergonomic knowledge will help you choose the right color so that a good mood does not leave you, work is successful, and relationships in the team are harmonious. nine0003

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According to statistics, every working person spends a third of his time at work.

According to statistics, every working person spends a third of his time at work. The colors in the design of an office space directly affect the general and mental state of the people working in it, so it is very important to choose the right color scheme for offices. Consider the aspects of their choice in more detail. Color design is a rational, justified, material-saving and color-improving finishing work. The color design in the office affects the mood, general well-being and performance of people working in it. nine0003

The correct color design of the office will stimulate the following factors:

  • calm mental state;
  • attention;
  • thought processes.

The types of painting works when creating the color scheme of the office are as follows:

  • painting with silicate, glue and oil paints;
  • lime painting;
  • painting with varnishes; nine0031
  • painting with cement laitance;
  • painting with various enamels;
  • coloring with disperse dyes and;
  • draft, impregnation.

The decorative color scheme of the office is:

  • surface treatment with various decorative compounds;
  • wallpapering;
  • fabric upholstery;
  • plastic coated;
  • use of decorative elements: screens, paintings, etc. nine0031

For the color design of office space, there are general provisions:

Warm gray and light brown colors are preferred for painting the walls of an office or study. The following indicators influence the choice of color design:

  • height, area, location and furnishings of the premises;
  • breakdown into internal zones;
  • decorative elements;

In a large and tall office, saturated and bright shades of suitable colors are allowed. In small offices with low ceilings, saturation should not be strong, it can visually reduce the office space. Insufficient lighting in the office creates a gloomy atmosphere, which can be changed by using the right color scheme in it. Light and warm colors are preferred, they will help eliminate this negative factor, which reduces efficiency and causes nervousness in the team. Color can hide the imperfections of the office space and emphasize its beautiful elements. nine0023 Optically, you can change the depth of the room by painting the end wall with the appropriate color. Colors such as orange, red, red-brown and gray optically shorten the room, while light tones of green, yellow and blue, on the contrary, lengthen it. The correct color design of the office will stimulate and solve the following tasks:

  • improve the well-being of the team;
  • provide elation and business activity;
  • nine0030 improve office hygiene;
  • create improved visibility conditions that do not tire the eyes, since each color has a level of reflectivity: white - 80%, ivory - 75%, yellow - 60%, red - 30%, green - 25%, blue - 15%;
  • improve the organization of the work process and labor protection;
  • to stabilize the positive emotions of the employee, which will subsequently increase the efficiency of both the employee and the entire team; nine0031
  • increase labor productivity;
  • smooth out the negative impacts that arise in the process of work and interactions of individuals within the team.

To stimulate and solve these problems, the following colors and their shades are suitable:

  • yellow-green
  • light yellow
  • yellow-pink

In this case, it is permissible to paint the ceiling and one of the walls in one of the following colors and their shades: nine0003

  • taupe
  • grey-green
  • gray blue

Proper selection of colors that counteract negative working conditions will help correct some of the negative factors that can negatively affect the work in your office.

In hot and dry environments, using blues and blue-greens and their lightened hues, whose cooling and moisturizing effect can greatly reduce the feeling of heat and dryness. nine0003

In damp and cool rooms, to eliminate depressing psycho-emotional discomfort, use yellow or red-orange, and their lightened shades. With their qualities, they will significantly reduce the feeling of dampness and coolness.

Strong and constant noise is a very insidious and dangerous enemy to human health and performance. The level of man-made noise in the city can lead to various physical and mental disorders and diseases. Dark green, blue-blue, brown colors and their lightened shades will help to solve these unpleasant problems. They have a calming effect on the nervous system and muffle a little noisy environment. Another problem is that the quiet and monotonous depressing atmosphere in the office also does not have a very good effect on the state and performance of the team. Because of it, labor productivity decreases, lethargy and apathy appear, and interest in work is lost. You can fix this problem by adding bright colors to the design. It is enough to bring into the office a few details of the appropriate tones: orange, yellow, yellow-green, which will remove the monotony. nine0003

The acidic smell and dampness in the office can negate even the heaviest activity. You can eliminate this problem on a psychological level thanks to the beneficial effects of red-orange and pink colors and their shades. Thanks to these colors, the human perception of dampness and acidity will be practically not felt.

The presence of sweet smells also negatively affects the process of working in the office. Yellow and blue-green colors and their lightened shades will help to fight them. nine0003

There is a warning color scheme of colors and their combinations, which helps to improve the organization and labor protection, and mobilizes a person in force majeure situations. There are four types of warning colors: