Effect Of Use Of Color On Perception: Example Of Entrance Area In Healthcare Buildings

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International Journal of Academic Research, no.5, pp.271-278, 2013 (AHCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Academic Research
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.271-278
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Planning and design of hospitals, among the healthcare institutions providing diagnosis, treatment and care services, is critically important for users and regarding the comfort conditions provided to users. With the spread of private healthcare services, changes experienced in healthcare sector has contributed in more attentive designs in healthcare buildings. Particularly, sensitivity on the colors used in interior design has increased. The reason is, colors play a significant role in hospitals, both in increasing employer efficiency and also in ensuring psycho-social and visual comfort of patients and patient relatives. The purpose of this study is to measure the admiration levels for the color preferences in entrance areas of healthcare facilities serving as private hospitals, according to the place these colors are used, and to reveal the sensitivities regarding this issue.