Frequently Asked Questions
Can you help me with the choice of colours?
Yes, we understand the importance of colour and the impact it can have on the surrounding environment.
We can offer advice on how colour affects mood.
We can offer advice on how colour can be used to improve the environment for the elderly and visually impaired.
We can offer advice on how colour can be used to improve safety in high-risk areas.
We can offer advice on how colour can be used for special needs management such as people with autism or other sensory impairment.
How can I use colour to improve safety?
By selecting the correct colours and materials, potentially difficult areas can be transformed into safe environments. For example:
Highlighting doorways, steps and door entrances.
Ensuring floors and walls have a plain, light colour with a matt finish to reduce glare.
Carpeted areas should use a 2-toned pattern or plain, never multi coloured or heavily patterned.
What is the colour Red good for?
It's a good choice when you want to stir up excitement, Red draws people together and stimulates conversation. In an entryway, it creates a strong first impression. Red has been shown to raise blood pressure, speed respiration and heart rate. Red, the most intense, pumps the adrenaline like no other hue.
What is the colour Purple good for?
In its darkest values is rich, dramatic, and sophisticated. It's associated with luxury as well as creativity, and as an accent or secondary colour, it gives a scheme depth. Lighter versions of purple, such as lavender and lilac, bring the same restful quality as blue does, but without the risk of feeling chilly.
What is the colour Yellow good for?
Yellow captures the joy of sunshine and communicates happiness. In halls, entries, and small spaces, yellow can feel expansive and welcoming. Yellow although is a cheery colour is not a good choice in main colour schemes of a room. People are more likely to lose their tempers in a yellow room. Babies also seem to cry more in a yellow room. This colour tends to create a feeling of frustration and anger in people. This colour is the most fatiguing on the eyes. In chromo therapy, yellow was believed to stimulate the nerves and purify the body.
What is the colour Orange good for?
Orange evokes excitement, enthusiasm and is an energetic colour. While not a good idea for a classroom this colour is great for an exercise room. It will bring all the emotions out that you need when jumping into your fitness routine .In ancient cultures, orange was used to heal the lungs and increase energy levels.
What is the colour Blue good for?
Blue brings down blood pressure and slows respiration and heart rate. That's why it's considered calming, relaxing, and serene, If you opt for a light blue as the primary colour in a room, balance it with warm hues in the furnishings and fabrics. To encourage relaxation in the rooms where people gather consider warmer blues, such as periwinkle, or bright blues, such as cerulean or turquoise. Blue is known to have a calming effect when used as the main colour of a room. When going with blue go for softer shades of blue.
What is the colour Green good for?
Green is considered the most restful colour for the eye. Combining the refreshing quality of blue and the cheerfulness of yellow, green is suited to almost any room , sage or medium green cools things down; it encourages unwinding but has enough warmth to promote comfort and togetherness. Green also has a calming effect when used as the main colour for decorating. It is believed to relieve stress by helping people relax.
What are neutral colours good for?
All-neutral schemes fall in and out of fashion, but their virtue lies in their flexibility. Add colour to liven things up, subtract it to calm things down. Black is best used in small doses as an accent , indeed, some experts maintain that every room needs a touch of black to ground the colour scheme and give it depth.