Colour Me Good
Perhaps one of the most stressful things about a doctor’s visit is the wait. For most of us, the uncertainty and anxiety while waiting at the doctor’s is stressful enough as it is. It is therefore important that waiting rooms at health care centres are soothing, safe and welcoming.
This project explores how to use various colours, shapes and materials in order to create health-promoting environments where the patients and staff can feel safe, welcome and at ease.
One of the goals with this project was to create waiting rooms that differ from the more traditional and create a homely, safe and welcoming atmosphere in an environment that is otherwise associated with neutral and sterile surroundings. At the same time, it was also important to maintain the professional atmosphere of the health care centre that signals a serious institution.
The project resulted in a colourful interior design concept, for waiting rooms, as well as an example of how the concept can be applied on an existing health care centre. The concept creates, with the help of colours, shapes and interiors, waiting rooms with a welcoming, safe, calm, and at the same time stimulating atmosphere to make the visit for patients less stressful and make them feel safe but also for the staff to feel comfortable and thrive at their workplace.
I collaborated with Närhälsan Olskroken health care centre in order to demonstrate the concept. In this project, I worked with two of their waiting rooms as well as the corridors to visualise the concept.