Colours can have a major impact on our mood and emotional wellbeing. This is because we associate certain colours with different moods, especially when we’re noticing them regularly. It’s why the look of a room can be so important to our Mental Health, and for Care Home residents, it can go a long way to supporting comfort and notions of safety.
So, with that in mind, here are six options to improve senior rooms and care home colour schemes.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, yellow can make a senior room feel warm and sunny. In turn, these can often lead to feelings of happiness and serenity. It’s a great choice in rooms that care home residents tend to spend their mornings or evenings, as during the winter months these areas get less sunlight. Indeed, yellow colouring and furniture can provide much-needed comfort at this time.
Green offers a great calming effect that can have a hugely positive impact on the elderly. Evoking notions of the outdoors and nature, the right number of green items and stylings in a senior room can promote healing, safety, security, and tranquillity. It should be noted that bright shades of green are best reserved for shady areas of a room, as in well-lit places they can absorb light and make a space feel darker overall.
Another colour that possesses a lot of calming qualities, many care homes already feature an abundance of blue. Blue furniture or wallpaper can create a soothing, peaceful atmosphere whilst also being more expansive. Think the ocean or sky; blue can often make a senior room feel bigger and more spacious.
Elderly individuals may feel more relaxed around purple, given its associations with luxury and comfort. It also, however, said to be one of the more creatively stimulating colours, helping people to think and feel inspired. Thus, adding lavender-coloured furniture is a great option for recreational care facility rooms, as it can create a happier, more enjoyable setting.
Brown has a lot of really positive associations such as its natural qualities and with autumn in particular, or even with luxurious, indulgent items such as chocolate. As a result, it can provide cosiness and feelings of ease as well as safety, making it a great choice in care homes and for improving senior rooms.
Last but not least, there’s orange. This is a dominant colour, so it perhaps isn’t the most effective when used in large quantities such as on wallpaper. But, on small furnishings, it offers a nice, cheerful glow which makes a wide range of senior rooms appear friendlier and more inviting. It is therefore a great complementary colour for care homes to consider.
If you need new colours for your senior rooms and feel the place to start is with your furniture, then consider Renray Healthcare. For over 50 years, we’ve been proudly providing Care Home Furniture for the elderly, as well as products for the Healthcare Sector, and so much more. We also offer a wide range of fabrics and finishes, meaning you have a wide range of choice when it comes to materials and (of course) their colours!