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Facilitation of creative performance by using blue and red accent lighting in work and learning areas

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posted on 15.04.2019, 08:32 by Olga KombeizOlga Kombeiz, Anna Steidle
Research has shown that colours influence motivation and cognitive performance. In achievement contexts, red evokes avoidance motivation that hinders creativity, while blue elicits an approach motivation that facilitates creativity. However, due to their position and mode of presentation, colours may convey a different message. Red accent lighting creates a cosy, friendly room atmosphere that may, even in an achievement context, elicit an approach rather than an avoidance motivation. Results (N = 146) showed that both blue and red accent light increased strategic approach motivation compared to white accent light. Moreover, through the heightened approach motivation, colourful accent light indirectly improved creative performance. Implications for future research on colour and practical implications for colour usage are discussed.

Funding

Gips-Schüle-Stiftung

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Ergonomics

Volume

61

Issue

3

Pages

456 - 463

Citation

KOMBEIZ, O. and STEIDLE, A., 2017. Facilitation of creative performance by using blue and red accent lighting in work and learning areas. Ergonomics, 61 (3), pp.456-463.

Publisher

© Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis group

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

23/06/2017

Publication date

2017-07-13

Notes

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Ergonomics on 13 July 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00140139.2017.1349940.

ISSN

0014-0139

eISSN

1366-5847

Language

en