The impact of colours in our workplace As humans we are effected by different colours in different ways. Colours can be used in different ways to make a statement, set a mood or attract attention. Colours can also be used to energize, or to cool down. By selecting the right colour scheme in your workplace, you can create an atmosphere of elegance, warmth or calmness, or you can create an image of playful youthfulness. Read more about how colours affect us here.