Clinic By Design

The Theory of Colour

Different colours can produce different feelings and emotions and are an integral part in any clinical environment.

By implementing certain colours within certain areas of your clinic can be of great benefit to you and your patients.

Colours such as blues and greens are said to be both productive and calming which create a soothing atmosphere, great for waiting or consultation areas.

Reds and oranges on the other hand are more aggressive colours and can actually increase tension. This is due to the eye having to work harder in order to perceive these particular colours meaning the eye has to focus and then refocus.

When it comes to picking the right colour for your clinic there is no right or wrong answer and every colour has a home somewhere but it is a good idea to look at different options in order to work out which will be best for your particular space.