Colour Design
Colour enhances our living spaces, workspaces and
environment. It has the ability to attract, reassure,
and increase well being or motivation simply by
the visual pleasure provided by colour harmony.
Colour and function
Colour schemes must be chosen while keeping in mind
the function of the space. Colour has to complement
the room purpose. Colour associations can create
a positive work environment or a relaxing atmosphere.
In order to obtain this emotional and psychological effect
choosing the right colours is fundamental.
Choosing colour in a healthcare facility becomes even
more important because of specific use of each and
what is at stake (for example not to use yellow shades
in an area where the skin tone of new-borns is checked
for jaundice)
Responsible colours
An increasingly important issue when creating colour
schemes for commercial projects or public buildings is
the consideration of how easily and safely partially sighted
people can navigate their space. For obvious reasons this is
of paramount importance in the healthcare sector.
When navigating an unfamiliar area the vast majority of
partially sighted people will stop and take visual clues
from the space around them. When used correctly, colour
and colour differentiation can produce huge benefit.