Color Design in Healthcare Environments: Theoretical Observations
The growing demand for research-based knowledge for the application of color in healthcare design prompted the Coalition for Health Environments Research (CHER) to initiate this project. CHER has rightly observed that the evidence-based knowledge for making informed decisions regarding color application was not readily available. While healthcare providers and practitioners in the field have searched for empirical reasoning for color guidelines, healthcare designers continue to make decisions concerning color with unsubstantiated knowledge. This paper is the result of this funded initiative.