The Happiest Colors & Ways to Incorporate Them Into Your Space

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How we design our interior spaces is vital. Particularly in the workplace, many business owners and decision-makers focus on improving company culture and, ultimately, the well-being of their employees. Cultivating a space that inspires, motivates, and evokes specific emotions is crucial to providing a comfortable work environment. One of the easiest ways to boost employee happiness is by incorporating color into your space! We’ve identified some of the happiest colors according to psychology and have products that can be of assistance to breathe new life into your space. 

What is Color Psychology?

Color psychology studies how colors have different connotations, meanings, and psychological effects, connecting them to specific emotions. The idea of viewing colors in a more scientific light dates back centuries. In the eighteenth century,  psychiatrist Carl Jung studied the connection between color and the mind, creating a form of therapy that involved his patients expressing themselves with colors and pictures. In the 1940s, K. Goldstein promoted that colors impacted human physiology. Fast forward to today, color psychology is now typically used for branding and marketing, as well as creating optimal work, living, and learning spaces. 

How to Tastefully Incorporate Colors into Your Space

Updating your space to feature some cheerful colors doesn’t have to be daunting. With products like 3M DI-NOC Architectural Finishes and 3M Dichroic Glass Finishes, you can transform glass doors and windows, walls, furnishings, and more to feature a beautiful array of hues. 

These products can be applied to existing surfaces, meaning little to no downtime and at a fraction of the cost compared to traditional remodeling, renovating, or painting. They are also removable and replaceable, so you can keep up with the ever-evolving design trends. Our various product lines allow you to easily incorporate colors into your space, no matter the surface material. 

What are the Happiest Colors?

When we think of cheerful colors, they tend to be bright and vibrant. From yellows and oranges to pinks and greens, incorporating color into your space can elevate feelings of happiness! Whether you want to transform plain glass walls or a white door or ceiling, 3M has a product to meet your application specifications. 


Yellow is one of the happiest colors due to its resemblance to the sun and its ability to stand out amongst the other colors on the spectrum. In addition, studies show that because it’s bright and recognizable, many people associate it with positive memories. Some products that can help you incorporate yellow into your space are 3M DI-NOC Solid Color PS-1443 for walls, doors, and furnishings or 3M Dichroic Blaze for glass surfaces like doors, windows, partitions, staircases, and more. 

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Orange can evoke pleasant feelings such as playfulness and enthusiasm. To elevate the look of desks, walls, doors, and more, utilize 3M DI-NOC Solid Color PS-134, PS-141, or PS-1444, depending on the shade of orange you’re looking for. Or, 3M Dichroic Blaze is an option here to transform glass surfaces, as it incorporates a range of colors like blue, yellow, and orange. 


Pink is a joyful color that emulates feelings of comfort and warmth. In addition, pink is said to calm and soothe emotions and is often associated with love. Products that can help you incorporate pink in your space include 3M DI-NOC Solid Color PS-1452, PS-1454, PS-121, and PS-1455. Use these products to transform existing surfaces to display your desired shade. 


Green, while not as bright and warm as orange, yellow, and pink, creates feelings of optimism, relaxation, and calmness, which can prove beneficial in a workplace setting. The 3M DI-NOC Solid Color series offers various shades of green, such as PS-1446, PS-1010,  PS-914, and more, ranging from a soft green to a deep forest green. 3M Dichroic Films are another suitable choice for adding green to glass surfaces throughout your space, as it incorporates blue and green together. 

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Using 3M Products to Incorporate Color Into Your Space

3M DI-NOC Architectural Finishes and 3M Dichroic Glass Finishes allow you to select areas of your space to add a splash of color without going overboard. Cultivating a happy space is often about striking a balance between vibrant and neutral shades. For instance, if an area has white floors and light grey walls, then strategic pops of colors here and there are all you need, and 3M’s products can do just that. Get in touch with a local installer for samples and suggestions on how you can make space a happy, welcoming place.

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