How Color and Light Impact Design

Dental office rooms

When it comes to dental office construction, there is a lot of thought that goes into the design. This is especially true when it comes to considering what colors to use in your office. The colors of your walls can change a dental office from uncomfortable to comfortable quickly. After all, there are certain shades that are well known to make people uncomfortable over long periods of time. You want a color that is going to make them feel comfortable and safe. This is especially true given how many patients have dental anxiety. Now, when you’re thinking about painting or wallpaper, it’s also important to remember how color and light impact the design scheme.

Lighting can make a complete difference to any design element. The first thing that a designer has to consider during dental office construction is where the light comes from and how it falls. The designer will take a look at how much natural light enters the room and at what time. A room that has a lot of outdoor light will have to have a completely different set of rules than a room with no windows.

Keep in mind, when it comes to artificial lighting, that everything comes in a different temperature. This means that particular lightbulbs may make your paint look like a different color from the one that you originally chose. How it looks on the paint chip that you picked up from the store isn’t necessarily how it’s going to look when it’s on your wall. It’s important that you test the chip in a variety of different light sources to try to get an idea of how it’s going to look when it’s exposed to light.


When it comes down to it, you might not think lighting plays a huge role in dental office construction, but the truth is that it’s wildly important to completing the look of your dental office.