Color In Healthcare Environments

Jul 01, 2004

The purpose of this study was to review the literature on color in healthcare environments in order to separate among common myths and realities in the research and application of color in healthcare design. Utilizing online searches of existing bibliographies and databases in multiple disciplines, we reviewed more than 3000 citations to identify theories, which could have had supportable design implications for the use of color in healthcare design. We sought to determine which issues and concepts in the literature might contribute to the knowledge of architects, interior designers, researchers, healthcare providers, and users of healthcare environments.

Ruth Brent Tofle, Ph.D.
Benyamin Schwarz, Ph.D.
So-Yeon Yoon, MA
Andrea Max-Royale, M.E.Des
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The Center for Health Design

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