Using colour in the office is a great idea, so why is that so many offices stick with using, what I consider to be the most boring files ever, the ‘manilla‘ folder. I get that they don’t cost a lot, but what inspiration or visual appeal do they create in the office? When looking at a stack of files on your desk, how can you tell immediately which group of clients, or what lies inside them at a glance?

With colour, you can create instantly recognisable files, for example. All Blue Folders contain local clients, all green folders are internal files, all yellow folders contain supplier information and so on. You can then carry this on with your desk top binders, or suspension file tabs, I can guarantee that even though it might cost you a few cents more to purchase than the boring ‘manilla‘, it will save you time when looking for specific files, thus increasing your productivity.