Here are some color scheme ideas for your creative space:
White - This is a classic color for a studio because it reflects light and can be a neutral background for your art work. White can give the feel of openness and airiness, but can also feel a cold. Warm up white with wood furniture and trim.
Blue - is known as the relaxing color, and is a good choice for an office/studio. Be careful of the shade of blue you choose, you don't want it to have a lot of gray in it because that can bring down your mood.
Purple - Lighter shades of purple are also relaxing. While darker purples are dramatic. Choose the shade that will best suit your mood.
Green - A neutral and soothing color that goes with just about anything. Depending on the shade it can be too relaxing, add a little yellow to it to give it a little more energy.
Yellow - This is the perfect color to brighten up a space. It's considered the happy color. It can give you an emotional boost everyday you enter your work space. When painting your walls stick with paler shades, brighter shades can cause irritation and frustration.
Red - This energizing and stimulating color can be a boost to your creativity, but too much red can be overwhelming and too stimulating. Instead of doing a whole room in red, just do one wall or use it for your accessories.
If painting is not an option in your space, try adding a bright desk chain, a rug, colorful accents on book shelves, with desk accessories and storage boxes, and over sized art work. There is always a way to add the pop of color you need.
Before you add any color to your space, decide how your space will be used. If it's mostly for doing office work you may want brighter shades to to keep you motivated. If it's your studio space, maybe a neutral background so your art colors the space. Choose your colors based on what helps you function at your best.
Choosing a color is a personal choice, but if you plan well and choose the color that is going to inspire you to do your best work, you will be happy with your space for years.
What color is your studio/office space?