Color in Your Cubicle
In their book "The Power of Color: Creating Healthy Interior Spaces" (John Wiley & Sons, 1995), authors Sara O. Marberry and Laurie Zagon listed a taxonomy of human responses elicited by each color of the spectrum

Red - a high-energy color, raises the blood pressure.
Orange - encourages verbal expression of emotions.
Yellow - promotes optimism, clarity and intellect.
Green - engenders feelings of nurturing and healing.
Blue - lowers blood pressure,  healing for nervous disorders.
Indigo and Violet - promote spirituality and meditation

But when was the last time you came across a can of paint labeled simply red or blue? Designers want to evoke a lot more than color when they attach a name to the latest shade of beige. Color Marketing Group of Alexandria, VA, a professional association of color designers, predicts hues like Bay Fog ("an elusive color that changes to suit the mood") and Fiesta ("a new direction for orange") will make an appearance in the office over the next two years.

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