When I am designing a commercial interior the function of the space is uppermost in my mind, but my knowledge of the physical, emotional and psychological effects of colour is a constant influence.
For office schemes, the ethos of the company inspires my concepts, with the company branding often reflected in the scheme’s colour palette. The finished design should create a work environment which positively reinforces the company’s approach and purpose.
With schools I have to accommodate the requirements of both staff and pupils in all the differing educational environments. Successful colour design in schools works to actively reduce over-excitement and aggression and to promote learning and concentration.
In healthcare it is vital that the interior design is appropriate to clinical function, providing a sense of physical and psychological wellbeing for staff, patients and visitors alike. From GP's surgeries through to acute mental health environments, I use colour to enhance the user's experience and their ability to engage in the healing process.