Crown Paints puts Colour Under the Spotlight with Healthcare Sector Guide


Crown Paints has produced a comprehensive guide to help specifiers get the full picture on the role colour can play in healthcare environments.

Balancing a highly visual focus with in-depth guidance, the 48-page ‘Healthcare Colour Book’ includes a range of useful features designed to bring shades to life in hospital and healthcare environments.

The information includes a comprehensive overview of subjects including colour and dementia, the Equality Act – and details of how emotions can be affected by different shades.

It also includes a comprehensive library, which showcases a variety of palettes in different areas.

The guide is available for free download – along with a wide-range of other industry specific literature at Crown Paints’ Specification website,

Jemma Saunders, is a Colour Specialist at Crown Paints’ Colour Services, which offers specialist advice for specifiers in the healthcare sector.

Jemma said:

“Colour can have a major impact in healthcare environments and this booklet pulls together a wealth of information to give a complete overview of the subject. “It includes information on Crown Paints’ SCAN® numerical code system, which can be used to ensure that tonal difference is achieved in colour schemes to support people with visual impairment by assisting with their navigation of a room. The colour library is also particularly useful. Made up of eight different colour palettes, each palette has been created to flow through the key areas within a healthcare or hospital setting, including reception and entrance areas, waiting rooms, corridors, stairways, treatment rooms and wards.”

The Colour Service is accessed through Crown Paints’ Specification Services team, and is on hand to offer expert assistance to professional customers of Crown Paints.

Bespoke colour cards, a colour library for healthcare environments, and the development of individual colour schemes are all offered under the service.

Interior schemes can also be completed using computer aided design, as well as face to face consultation, depending on the scale of the project. For more details contact the Crown Paints’ Specification Team by calling 0845 034 1464, email or visit the website at