Colour matters

Color can sway thinking, change actions, and cause reactions. Do you feel peaceful and secure when you see the colour blue? Or maybe enthusiastic and optimistic when you see the colour yellow?

If you need to choose colours that complement your branding or overall colour scheme, please speak with your Altro Consultant, who will be able to help.

HBN 02-08 guidance on colour includes

  • Use different colour schemes between clinical and non-clinical areas
  • Choose colours that are visible to the eye of people living with dementia
  • Consider visual impairments and light reflectance when selecting the colour palette for specific areas
  • Use colour accents that promote appetite
  • For walls, colours in the red to yellow zone are more easily identifiable than blues and greens. Soft white works well as a base colour

For more information see wayfinding and support orientation and to see what our shades look like in-situ, take a look at the Altro space visualiser.