wallpaper for assisted living center
The wallpaper created is for assisted living homes. Assisted living homes can sometimes stray away from feeling like an actual home and more like a hotel room. The choice of color is very important making sure the environment does not represent a hospital-like facility. In his Color, Environment, & Human Response (1996), Frank Mahnke explains the colors associated with health care facilities. Bright colors and dark tones are not ideal considering if a patient has a mental disorder. We have to find a balance in between to block out the loudness of color and also steer away from an institutional sense. When it comes to assisted living homes it can be difficult due to aesthetic preferences. A person is leaving the freedom of there home to another home with others around and it can almost feel artificial.
The wallpaper I have created is simple outlines of leaves but I did not want a clutter of them like floral wallpapers. The leaves are gigantic in order to convey that sense of space along with the mutual color tone to help reduce the loudness of the leaves in size. I created a wallpaper that is silent in order to blend into the background, enough so it does not cause too much attention unless you look closely. I kept the pattern simple to allow a sense of comfort and flow.