Nearing two years into the pandemic and many of us are still working from home. Some of us may not have sat behind an office desk since March 2020! Whether you miss having colleagues around or are finding WFH more convenient, everyone can agree that having your own space at home to work in peace definitely helps. To keep you focused and productive, here are some color ideas for work-from-home setups that may spark your interest:

For Energy: Yellow

Let’s be honest. Keeping energy up for the whole of a workday is sometimes a struggle. Sitting down in the morning to an awaiting mountain of tasks can be overwhelming—and then subsequently draining.

Face the day with vigor and enthusiasm! Try incorporating yellows as it is the color of optimism. It’s also energizing and uplifting. Moreover, per Entrepreneur, “[Yellow] is believed to trigger innovation and is best used in work environments where artists, writers, designers, developers and other creative professionals work.”

To Ease Stress: Green

Experiencing constant and excessive work stress can be damaging for both the mind and body. See what changes you can make in your life to create a healthier work-life balance. Perhaps a conducive workspace can help too.

If you would rather have a calm environment to work in, try green. Green is a calming and soothing color. It is the color of healing and nature. It promotes rest and harmony. For your well-being, green is a fantastic color to have around. A few house plants near your home desk isn’t a bad idea either.

For Focus: Blue

There are a lot more distractions at home than there is in the office. Your bed, the refrigerator, the TV—everything is just a room (or maybe even just a few steps) away. There may be other household members going about their day too. If more focus is what you need, consider adding more blue into your work area.

Cool colors, like blue, aid in focus and concentration. It does the opposite of stimulating colors, like red, that can put you on high alert and can leave you tense. Instead, blue helps quiet the mind so you can hone in on the task at hand. If you like, you can sprinkle touches of yellow or orange in your blue WFH setup so you have a balance of focus and energy in your space.

For #TeamPuti: White

Scandinavian interiors, maaliwalas spaces, and #TeamPuti interior design styles continue to be popular choices for Filipino homeowners. For those who like the bright and airy feel of rooms with neutral tone colors and plenty of wood elements, go for white and off-white for your WFH setup too.

White is neat and clean. It’s light and fresh too. As white does tend to fade into the background, having another dominant color can help keep things interesting and cohesive. Not having too many colors can also keep your work area from looking messy. As in the examples below, you can go with neutrals like soft gray or bright pops of color like yellow. You can even have wood as your accent of choice.

To Foster Creativity: Wall Art

Artists, designers, writers, architects, musicians, and everyone else in a creative profession know how frustrating creative blocks can be. Keep inspiration around you and always be reminded of what the human mind is capable of creating. Have art in your workspace!

If you’re skilled with a paintbrush, there’s the option of embellishing your walls with your handiwork. Your wall art can be of a simple design or an elaborate one. Whichever it is, it can give a kick of confidence that, yes, you can. Plus, art will give your WFH setup some character too. No one else will have a space like yours!

Like any of the wall colors in this blog post? Check the caption or comments section of each Instagram post to see their corresponding Boysen paint names. Yes, you can have them mixed at a Boysen Mix and Match station near you!

For questions and inquiries about Boysen products (or even if you just need advice for your home painting project), our technical team will be happy to help. Send an email to or call (02) 8363-9738 local 413 to 418 during office hours for a one-on-one consultation.


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Jill is a writer on a continuous journey to learn about paint and share them with you, the reader. She has an interest in the technical side of things but also thoroughly enjoys playing with colors. She likes calm greens, quiet blues, and mellow yellows best.

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