The impact of colours

Colors have a decisive influence on our visual perception of a room. In meetings, for example, you can use colors to create an atmosphere that will support the overall aim of the meeting.

Colors can be used consciously to create a specific atmosphere in a meeting room. All it takes is some thought as to the overall aim of the meeting and to choose the colors that will stimulate the desired atmosphere in the meeting. Each color has both a physical and mental influence on our wellbeing and general health. It is therefore important to keep in mind what effect the colors will have in a given space.

Intense colors

Using intense bursts of colors create a dynamic and positive environment and they can help provide an open atmosphere. Here, at the Radisson Blu Royal Viking in Stockholm a mix of intense colors have been used to create a dramatic but sophisticated atmosphere.

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Bright colors

Bright colors stimulate the senses and encourage participation and activity. Here, at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia in Gothenburg bright colors have been used for a meeting room to create a highly reflective and stimulating atmosphere.

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Dark colors

Dark colors like brown, indigo, olive and chestnut carry a weight that calls for stability and passion. Here, at the Radisson Blu Park Hotel in Oslo the colors have been used in a mix to create a cozy but professional ambience.

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Nature’s colors

Nature’s colors are brown and green in all their tones. They signal reliability, responsibility, balance and harmony. Green also symbolizes optimism and hope. Here at Radisson Blu Scandinavia in Copenhagen, the bright tones of nature have been used to create a harmonious and relaxed space.

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Cool colors

Cool colors are soothing. Blue is said to bring down blood pressure and slow respiration and heart rate. That is why it is considered calming, relaxing and serene, and it is often recommended for bedrooms. Here, at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Stavanger a warm tone of the color blue has been used to encourage relaxation after a busy day of meetings or events.

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Pale colors

Pale colors along with white are the most soothing. They stand for the purity and truth. They bring balance in space, but can also give an effect of emptiness, which is why it is important that there is something else that brings balance in the room such as soft furnishings. Here an example of a room with soft furnishings from the Radisson Blu Hotel Strand in Stockholm.

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The black color

Black creates depth and a sense of self-awareness. It radiates strength and accountability. Both white and black can provide an elegant and safe atmosphere, it is the way they are used which is important.

At the Radisson Blu Metropol Hotel in Helsingburg the colors black and white are used in many different patterns to create an elegant and luxury atmosphere.

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Grey

Grey is not boring especially if used with white and natural colors and materials. Grey symbolizes a neutral and impartial space. Here, at the Radisson Blu Riverside, Gothenburg grey is used for the health and spa area to create a neutral and timeless environment.

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Warm colors

Warm colors are stimulating. They provide space for contemplation. Here an example from Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Tammer in Tampere of the use of warm colors to create a soft atmosphere.

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Source: VisitDenmark, Malene Hasse, Company Styling by Homestyling, colour psychology, and more…

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