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Psychology of Colors in Healthcare Spaces

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: How can colors have an impact on healing?
Air Date: 8/26/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Mitra Pakdaman, IIDA
MitraMitra Pakdaman started her career as an Interior Designer at an award-winning firm, HLW Company. She has involved in the design development projects for Walt Disney®, ESPN®, HBO®, Intuit®, and Equinox®, which laid the foundation to her current expertise.

She's had a successful career in interior design since graduation with multiple opportunities to showcase her skills. Pakdaman, being an enthusiastic and curious woman, has signed up for various projects as an independent designer since her graduation.

She had successfully designed several upscale residential, commercial, hospitality ventures and state-of-the-art healthcare facilities in locations such as Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Brentwood, West Los Angeles, and Palm Springs.
Psychology of Colors in Healthcare Spaces
If you've ever been in a hospital, or have been visiting a loved one, the blank white walls can create an uneasy feeling, as well as a negative impact on healing.

According to Color Connections, certain colors come with a set of psychological properties that can help heal. For example:
  • Red is a stimulating color and can be used to help people with chronic fatigue.
  • Blue is a soothing color and also can symbolize the sky. Blue can help calm patients who might be suffering from insomnia, anxiety, and high blood pressure.
  • Yellow is a color many associate with the sun, as well as a cleanser for both your body and mind.
  • Green is a color of balance and harmony.

What are some other colors that help heal?

Mitra Pakdaman, IIDA, shares why colors play and important role in healing, as well as what each color symbolizes.

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