We have created a frame of colour around each door, not only to bring in new hues but also to identify each ward,” explains Kerstin. “Each ward has been painted in a different shade to subtly brighten up the space and make the rooms look less clinical, less hospital-like.”
The choice of pastels makes perfect sense because these cool hues – provided the shades selected are not too frosty – are calming and add a sense of tranquillity – just the thing to put little patients at ease.
“Pastels are a good choice,” says Anne Roselt, Global Colour Manager at Plascon. “Pink is perfect, and not just for little girls. It has a nurturing and pacifying effect and creates a feeling of security. Gentle shades of blue foster peace and relaxation, while soft greens are both nurturing and healing, making them the perfect soothing choice for gender-neutral spaces. The addition of shades of yellow to the mix will add warmth and happiness to the final look.”