School Furniture Color Selection Strategy

- May 13, 2019-

There is no magic formula for choosing furniture color and decoration. Some school districts have hired an interior design team from a construction company to provide the service. The most important thing is to have a culture that suits the school and avoids color mixing.


The goal with schools is usually to create a common'suite'and help decision makers choose purposeful colors. I don't choose a particular color for them. Instead, I offer tailor-made methods based on the level of standardization that schools want. Whatever color you choose, it helps to ensure a look and a future-oriented look. By providing three basic methods to start the color dialogue, we can choose the color for the four categories of school furniture: student seats, student desks, teacher supplies and mobile storage.


Strategy 1: Unify by grade

Student seats

Choose a chair color and a chair color.


Student Service Desk

Choose a laminated top color, a sideband color and a desktop color.


Teachers'supplies (desks and lectures)

Choose the same color for laminates, edges, endplates and frames.


Mobile storage (classroom storage unit and cart)

Choose the same endplate color for all storage units and add the shopping cart color.


Strategy 2: Unify chair size

This method uses the same four furniture categories as Strategy 1, but the chair size determines the color selection. For example, when equipped with Midwest elementary schools, Smith recommends a 14-inch K-1 chair, a 16-inch 2-to-2 chair and an 18-inch 5-and-above chair. Therefore, the school will determine the uniform color and decoration of each grade group according to the chair size.


Strategy 3: Unity by classroom area

Some schools have learning areas in their classrooms, such as teaching, collaboration, technology, reading, games, production, etc. Each area has its own unique color, which is a good way to visually distinguish them and set the right mood.