Usually, the aesthetics and medical colors are overly practical and focus more on being hygienic and harmless, than on the need to create a healing and eye-pleasing environment. Somehow too often we forget about color and its power, especially when it comes to the healthcare industry. People visit hospitals and medical centers when they are sick, traumatized, and anxious. That`s why in this article we will reveal some insights on colors for medical websites and interior design. “Variety of form and brilliancy of color are actual means of recovery “ Florence Nightingale How to Create a Pleasing Medical Environment with Colors We all know that our perception of a place changes when we change colors. Hue can make us feel a space larger, cleaner, warmer, and more pleasant. Increasingly, hospital and healthcare leaders are recognizing the color and its uses for soothing, healing, and, in general, providing patients, staff, and visitors with a more pleasant experience in healthcare settings. When designing healthcare facilities, designers should take into account the difference between the departments of clinics and hospitals. This includes medical “work” areas used for diagnosis and treatment, recovery areas such as wards and recovery areas, and waiting rooms, canteens, and corridors. Corridors, restaurants, and waiting areas are the best places for bold designs and lively patterns, as people won’t stay here for too long. Giving places a clear visual identity helps visitors find their way easier, so vibrant colors and patterns can be really important in orienting people in a hospital. However, overly saturated color, high-contrast patterns, and graphics can be overly exciting and should therefore be used with caution. The addition of biophilic design, natural materials, and natural light to these areas has been shown to have physical and psychological benefits that can help reduce stress and anxiety and improve air quality. In the treatment and diagnostic areas, it is necessary to use soothing colors and their combinations. In this case, muted pastels and neutrals work well. Doctors often use the patient’s skin tone when assessing, so bright colors should be avoided, like the latter, due to the color reflecting on the skin, which can lead to misdiagnosis. The […]
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