Which colors best suit patients of different age groups?
Would I want the same color scheme used in pediatric rooms as I use in the room of an more mature patient? Surely not.
uninviting - scary - antiseptic
The artwork on the wall of a child's hospital room is so important! As a child, I had an extended stay in a hospital. As an adult, I can still vividly recall the artwork on the wall of that hospital room. I don't remember very many details apart from that one print. It was a simple print of a little girl putting grape jelly on a piece of bread. I've always loved the color purple - and that purple grape jelly not only looked yummy to eat, but the purple color was just pretty to look at. I remember focusing on the artwork when the nurse came in to draw blood. It helped me take my mind off of the blood work.
Some hospital rooms try to be "cheery" looking, but it can affect a person with AD/HD adversely and worsen their condition. There really can be too much of a good thing - in this case, there's just too much yellow!
Here is my idea for the perfect color palette in an adult hospital room! Obviously, a lot of thoughtful planning went into this color scheme choice and the way everything is placed. Notice the only stark white wall is the one behind the patient? The wall the patient has to face is a warm and welcoming accent color. It has a soothing affect. And the artwork is a beautiful landscape. And look - I think I see that little bit of yellow - that little bit of hope - yes, it's the sun! It's important to bring the outdoors indoors in the form of artwork - much like we do in our own homes. The curtains give a very "home-like" feel to the room. Check out that warm hardwood floor! I'm sure the robe hanging on the hook on the door is not included, but it's nice to know there's a hook that is low enough that even someone in a wheelchair could reach it. Most hooks are not accessible to those in wheelchairs because they're placed too high up on the door. I like the accent pillows and the blue sheets. The warm browns are inviting and the bit of green in the curtains just brings the "homey" feeling together.
Well, let's face it - the hospital is not going to be "home", okay? None of us want to be in a hospital - ever - but if we find ourselves having to be there, we would at least like it to be a bit more "home-like" in appearance.
The psychology of color has always fascinated me.
Today is NATIONAL BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE WITH ALMONDS DAY!!!!!!!! Enjoy a little treat - emphasis on little.