Do we labour too much?

I have been working on a colour scheme for an Aged Care facility for the past two weeks.

It’s tricky. There are so many things to consider as there are so many areas to the building and they all need some colour for one reason or another.

I’ve been calling on my colour psychology knowledge and choosing orange (friendly) for activity spaces, red (stimulates the appetite) for dining areas, green (calm) for sensory rooms, yellow (uplifting) for contemplative spaces.

I have had to make sure the tones work with the existing floor coverings and powder coated window frames.

So as you can imagine, I’ve had paint chips spread all over the place.

Finally today, I settled on a number of colours for one of the buildings and put them all together. I was pretty pleased with the result.

And then I found these sitting on my daughter’s desk.

She’d spent five minutes at Bunnings on the weekend, pulling out the colours she liked from the paint section.

Maybe I’ve spent too much time labouring on this job and in future should just get my 10 year old to randomly select the colours. You must admit, they’re pretty close!

And welcome to Spring. I’m so pleased to see you. My favourite, colourful season.

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