Don't Be Afraid Of Neon In The Office

Don't Be Afraid Of Neon In The Office

Elizabeth Giorgi
Aug 13, 2012

Color can be therapy, and after a long day of writing, I often find that taking a peek at one of the bright, bold, neon accessories in my office gives me a boost to get through the last bit of my day.

There's no reason to shy away from neon in your work space, so if you're looking for a color jolt, here are some ways to integrate it in the office:

Lighting: Task lamps come in every color you can imagine. Don't go for the standard black or boring chrome. Instead, take a risk and buy something that is totally unexpected. If you're a vintage lover, check out the selection of updated and repaired task lights like Etsy seller Earth Sea Warrior's reclaimed lights (pictured above), which feature colored cords.

Statement pieces: A bright orange file cabinet (1) or a shocking green Lucite chair don't just provide a color shock, they take up a lot of visual space. When decorating other rooms in our home, we easily think of the statement pieces: a large painting over the fireplace or a great Mid-Century Modern sofa. When it comes to offices, it can be difficult to know what should stand out. Large furniture items, a piece of art or a utilitarian feature like cabinetry can easily take on a neon hue.

Small office wares: Staplers, rulers (4) and paper clips (2) don't have to be standard or boring. There are plenty of small, practical objects that fill up an office — so why not add some color with these items?

Pictured Above:
1. Bright orange file cabinet, $159 at CB2
2. Colored paper clips, $4.99 from OfficeMax
3. Neon yellow leather mouse pad, $35 from Freshly Picked
4. Flexible ruler, $6.98 from Amazon
5. Magenta tape dispenser, $12 from Poppin
6. Sharpie Ultra Fine Point permanent marker

(Photo Credits: Earth Sea Warrior on Etsy, all others as linked above)

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