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#1 Birdie07

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    Posted 12 February 2009 - 09:05 PM

    My DH and I are opening our own practice. We already have our space and all that. We are now down to decorating. I want to go with a light green b/c the floor tile has a little orange in it. He doesn't like green but I don't think blue will really go. Plus the front space is smaller so I don't want to go to dark and make it look smaller. If you were in a doctor's office what colors relax you? I was thinking of doing a darker green (sagey) on an accent wall and getting a big mirror to open it up. Any ideas? Also what do you think of a couch and chairs instead of all chairs?

    Oh and this is a Chiropractor's office if that makes a difference. So there's a massage therapist too so relaxing and comforting colors are good.

    #2 happygilmore

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      Posted 12 February 2009 - 09:41 PM

      Even before I read your thread my thought was sage. I think it is such a pretty and relaxing color and so much decor can go with it! That's my vote...hopefully you win out!

      #3 Jacqueline

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        Posted 12 February 2009 - 09:53 PM

        hmmm the colors of my room at my moms was like a grey/lavenderish colors, i always felt cozy and relaxed in that haha.


        or i do like the green too, but that also reminds me of the "green room" from high school,thats where we went when we were "bad" blahah


        hmmm how about a nice carmel/cream color? you can accent it with grns??

        #4 Janet

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          Posted 13 February 2009 - 01:25 AM

          How about like a silvery gray green?

          #5 Helen_S81

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            Posted 13 February 2009 - 08:49 AM

            I'm not that good with colours but I'll comment on the couch vs. chairs. If you'll have more than one patient waiting at a time I'd go with chairs. I wouldn't want to have to sit close on a couch to another patient. But that could just be me.

            I work in a doctors office (psychology) and we have 8 chairs and a bench in the waiting area. Everyone that comes in trys to sit as far away as they can from anyone that's already waiting.

            Although if the area is big enough to have lots of couches and arm chairs it could work. The laser eye clinic I went to had about 12 leather couches in the waiting area. That was nice!

            #6 tylersgirl

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              Posted 13 February 2009 - 08:59 AM

              I would say green over blue. I have seen tons of docs offices (I used to be a pharmaceutical rep) and they were always blue--it was a really boring color!

              #7 neen

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                Posted 13 February 2009 - 10:44 AM

                [QUOTE=Helen_S81;691819]I'm not that good with colours but I'll comment on the couch vs. chairs. If you'll have more than one patient waiting at a time I'd go with chairs. I wouldn't want to have to sit close on a couch to another patient. But that could just be me.

                I was thinking the same thing!!!

                #8 Sloan

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                  Posted 13 February 2009 - 05:44 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by happygilmore
                  Even before I read your thread my thought was sage. I think it is such a pretty and relaxing color and so much decor can go with it! That's my vote...hopefully you win out!
                  Me too! That's why we wear "greens" at work (I work in ICU) -- the colour is supposedly calming.

                  #9 kevsgirl

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                    Posted 13 February 2009 - 05:51 PM

                    I love green, but have had bad experiences with it on walls in several differnet places I've lived in... boo The only place I liked it was in a kitchen once and it was dark forest green with white cupboards and burnt orange tile floor. It was fabulous.

                    In terms of soothing, massage, etc. I'd go with caramel/or some kind of very light brown/sand colour. Kind of more natural-ish and then you could accent with more fun colours.

                    #10 Chanti

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                      Posted 13 February 2009 - 06:16 PM

                      I'm a physician and my office space/waiting room/exam rooms are a nice cream, kind of light yellow, which has been shown to have a calming effect. I must say, so far so good!!! It would go well too with orange'ish floor, I think? My floors are birch-like laminate...




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