Here’s the scene:
You’ve finally decided to repaint the yellow walls of your treatment room, exam room or clinic.
The space has been that way ever since you moved in and you’re tired of it.
It’s been bugging you for awhile now and you’ve been procrastinating because of the commitment involved.
And now, it’s finally time.
You’ve got the extra funds to hire a person or a crew to come in and do the job over a long weekend.
But, now you’re faced with another challenge: What friggin’ color or colors do I choose?
THE THREE MOST COMMON COLOR MISTAKES TO AVOID
1. Don’t use too many warm colors.
Too many warm colors in a space is like sitting in the direct sun on a hot summer day and not having access to shade. And like sitting in the sun, the longer you sit there, the hotter it gets.
Too many warm colors in your healthcare space makes your peeps feel uncomfortable, restless and fidgety.
2. Don’t use too many cool colors, either.
Too many cool tones in a room painted in cool white and pale grays—can leave patients feeling a flat, sterile emotional energy that is unwelcoming and downright icky.
3. Don’t paint your walls red.
Red is associated with addictive behaviors, and in mental healthcare settings, that color can trigger aggression.
Red stimulates hunger and heightens feelings of anxiety.
There are other color mistakes, of course, and easy solutions to these color challenges which I discuss in my book, “The Color Cure: How to transform your healthcare office, clinic or treatment room into an oasis by choosing the perfect paint.”
If you’re itching for change in your clinic, treatment room or wellness office space, now is the time to get the help you need.
If you’ve been on the fence about changing the paint color in your healthcare setting, now is the time to get the help you need.