Designing a medical office is a pretty big undertaking that requires quite a bit of thought, consideration, and research. One of the most important things you can do for your patients is to help them feel calm and comfortable as soon as they enter for their appointments. Perhaps the most important thing you can do to ensure that your patients are relaxed is to choose colours that put them in the right mindset.

We’ve discussed colours in the past on our blog, noting that shades of green and blue are considered to be relaxing colours that can help to put your patients at ease. But how can you be certain that the colours that will work best to suit your particular set of needs? Luckily for you, that’s the topic of today’s blog, so keep reading to learn more!

Choosing Colors That Work

One of the biggest benefits of having the team at Bow Wood build out custom medical cabinetry for you is that we can build something to suit your tastes and work within your color scheme. So how can you decide which colours to pick? It’s simpler than you think.


Whether you draw your inspiration from other medical offices that you enjoy or from well-decorated homes, the best starting point is to find pictures you like and pick out specifically what it is that you like about them.

Alternatively, you can think about colours that you personally find relaxing and use them as a jumping off point. For example, perhaps you enjoy a nice, calming mint green. Painting your walls that color and then using all white cabinets to offset the colors a bit might be perfect for you.

Keep It Simple

Another thing to consider is that you don’t want to overwhelm your patients with colour. In general, we advise choosing one custom colour, one that’s light, and one that is dark. To use the example from above, you could go with mint green on the walls, white on the cabinets, and grey for the countertops. This ensures that everything is well-balanced and looks natural together.

Of course we’re always here to help! We’re the experts in all things medical cabinetry, so whether you have specific ideas or you would prefer to leave it all to us, we would be happy to help make sure you get the office of your dreams. Feel free to reach out to us online today to get a free consultation!