The greens and greys of hospitals and office corridors are depressing and cold. Natural wood, sunlight, bright colors are warm. In some way, the warmth of the colors in a room makes a great deal of difference.
Choose surface colors which, together with the natural light, reflected light, and artificial lights, create a warm light in the rooms.
Two asterisks. ** (denoting certainty that what they present is an unavoidable pattern of living architecture)“A Pattern Language” by Alexander, Ishikwa, Silverstein, Jacobson, King, and Angel, pp. 1153-1156
Modern light bulbs are labeled for their light temperature. I have more to learn about properly using them, but have wholeheartedly embraced the idea of using warm lights everywhere I go to relax at the end of the day. I probably overdo cool lights in working areas here and there, but there is wisdom to be found by those who will listen and consider. Click the image below to read a good general introduction to modern light temperatures.