Where should you install coloured LST radiators?

  • 27 Aug 2019

Contour Heating understands how different coloured LST radiators can affect how a space works and therefore, supplies LST radiators in a variety of colours.

Hospitals are a great example of where coloured LST radiators can have a big impact as it’s important that the design of a hospital incorporates elements that make it a calm environment for everybody to ease the pressure of these already stressful situations. 

Light blues and greens are typically calming colours that can help create a more settled environment and sends a trust signal to people that they are safe to help them relax. Healthcare leaders such as the NHS and Bupa use blue in their logo for example because it’s associated with trustworthiness.

In addition, in certain spaces, it can be beneficial to create an environment that distracts from the situation such as in a children’s ward. Contour have experience working in this type of environment, providing green LST radiators to Leighton Hospital children’s wards where a jungle theme was employed to make the environment seem more friendly towards children.

Colours can impact on our mental activity, even on a subconscious level and this means that it’s important to put the right colours in the right spaces. This goes beyond simply making a space more aesthetically pleasing. In maternity wards, yellow is rarely used because, despite its happy connotations, it’s known to have a distressing affect on babies.

Similarly, strong colours such as red can raise blood pressure which can make it inappropriate for cardiac wards. In mental health wards, colours such as blue can have a suppressing affect on appetite, making it potentially inappropriate if the ward is treating those with eating disorders.

Getting the right colour for the space is essential for creating a manageable environment where staff and service users are comfortable and calm.

Colours can be equally important in schools. Cool colours on LST radiators such as purple and blue have been found to have a calming affect on the mind as well as stimulating the way that they learn. In a school this can impact on how students interact with lessons and take in information.

The colour blue influences the creative side of the brain. Installing LST radiators in this colour into an English or art classroom, where creativity is key, students will be in a more stimulating environment that will help them grasp subject matter, complete tasks and reach their full creative potential.

Purple, which is classified as a cool colour because there is blue in the pigment, promotes prob solving thinking. In a maths or science classroom, where students are dealing with technical queries, an LST radiator in this colour could promote that style thinking.

Cool colours can also promote a calm feeling which can promote more positive attitudes and behaviours, creating happier learning environments for staff and students.

Contour can be contacted at;
The Mansions
43 Broadway
Shifnal
TF11 8BB
Tel: 01952 290 498
Email: [email protected]

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