Veterinary architect Wendy Wheeler offers tips to jazz up a room in your practice.
Red: Brave and bold, red can increase the heartrate and induce rapid breathing.
Orange: A happy color; combines the forthrightness of red and the cheerfulness of yellow.
Yellow: Raises spirits and brings a sense of joy. Exposure to intense shades raises anxiety.
Use a warm color:
Blue: Encourages thought and contemplation, but can have a depressive effect if overused.
Violet: Joins contrasting feelings of liveliness and calmness; can imply tension and ambiguity.
Green: Signifying life, freshness, and harmony, green is commonly used in restful spaces.
Use a cool color:
White: Associated with purity and cleanliness, but may suggest emptiness or boredom.
Black: Represents strength and formality; negative associations of emptiness and death.
Beige: Often used to accent colors, beige functions well as a background for bold artwork.
Use a neutral color: