The colour palette is an important element of good interior design, especially in healthcare settings. Acculine Architectural Systems suggests five unique colour palettes that work surprisingly well in healthcare design.

Warm and Inviting

Warm and inviting colour palettes are recommended in healthcare design for their ability to create a cosy and comforting vibe. Acculine suggests using Cinnabar on the door panels to create warmth and solidity with their ruddy brown hues with Beeswax kickers in an orange-hued accent as the perfect contrast. The Nutmeg vinyl floors are reminiscent of stone granite, with warm flecks of subtle colour throughout. The curtains in Blissful Jasmine and matching handrails and corner guards (Feather) add pops of warm beige to the palette, with the walls in Crewelwork Half pulling the whole look together.


Delivering a classic feel that endures despite changes in trends, traditional palettes combine a number of warm neutrals to create a calm and soothing environment, with accent colours of chocolate-hued browns on the doors (Dark Brown) and Hazelwood handrails. Natural White walls are offset by grey kickers and corner guards in White Sand, and the entire palette is pulled together in the Boulevard Wisteria curtain, which features vertical stripes in shades of brown, grey, tan and beige. Nutmeg vinyl flooring adds a light and airy feel.

Nature Inspired

Nature-inspired palettes are highly recommended for healthcare settings not only for providing a calming presence but also for introducing a healing touch. The Natural White walls create the perfect blank canvas for shades of green, grey and brown to pop, with handrails in Beige and kickers in Cactus. The Incognito Greengrass curtain combines organic tones in vertical ombre, with a repeating tree motif to reflect the serenity of nature. The deep shade of charcoal in the door panels (Truffle) perfectly complements the flecks of stony grey in the Alabaster vinyl flooring. 

Clean and Contemporary

A clean and contemporary palette has a refreshing feel, especially when using an inspired combination of bright blues and cool greys. The Blue Mist handrail pops against the Natural White walls and reappears as a repeating accent colour in the door panels and corner guards. These refreshing bursts of blue are grounded by the dark grey kickers (Storm Break) and the cool grey flecks of the vinyl flooring (Ice Crystal). The curtains (Illuminati Alfalfa), featuring on-trend grey tones that are chic and contemporary, bring the look together.

Bright and Bold

A bold palette has the ability to shake things up in the healthcare facility, with the burst of colour adding a cheerful note. Acculine recommends Periwinkle door panels and walls, boldly set off by the bright peacock blue handrails in Ash Royale and the striking pops of colour in the lime green curtains (Lineage Turf). A bit of funk creates a uniquely uplifting energy, and is further enhanced with White on White kickers and corner guards and grounded by the grey-hued vinyl flooring in Ice Crystal Vinyl.