Last Tuesday night the new POTUS gave his first speech in congress.
Many Democratic women in congress wore white to support women’s rights and as Florida Democratic Rep. Lois Frankel shared, “To unite against any attempts by the Trump administration to roll back the incredible progress women have made in the last century, and we will continue to support the advancement of all women.”
The love, intelligence and empowerment these women radiate is refreshing and makes me proud to be a woman.
As CNN reported, “Many of the 66 Democratic women representatives and delegates who make up the House Democratic Women’s Working Group wore white clothing, dubbed “suffragette white” in a nod to the women’s rights movement in the early 1900s, which encouraged its supporters to dress in white as a representation of purity.”
That got me thinking about the color white and its symbology when used in the design of your wellness business or healthcare practice.
The color white symbolizes purity, empowerment and goodness.
Walls in healthcare settings painted white often get a bad rap because they can [and do] contribute to that sterile, institutionalized feeling many hospitals and other medical and wellness facilities so often have.
And those same cold white walls coupled with harsh overhead fluorescent lighting…. make us feel… uncomfortable, unwell and unsafe.
When patients are forced to visit those spaces, we typically want to get in and get out as fast as humanly possible.
Truth be told, I’m a big fan of the color white.
Not just any white, though.
And certainly, not the traditional whites that have been used previously in industrial buildings throughout the United States and in other countries.
I prefer a creamy [and dreamy] kinda white. The kind that makes me feel like I’m stepping into a bubble bath or eating whip cream as soon as it goes up on the walls.
Over the years, I’ve recommended that my clients paint their wellness waiting rooms, treatment rooms, bathrooms and other medical spaces certain white paint colors that send their patients and clients to heaven on earth.
Because when the perfect white walls are coupled with soft lighting, and colorful touches throughout your artwork, rugs, throw pillows and other accessories, your patients and clients will instantly feel at ease the moment they walk through your door.
Learn what white paint colors are best for health and wellness spaces and why:
With love from me and the suffragettes,