Healing Patients One Design at a Time With Simour Design
01/15/2020 | specs+spaces staff |
When it comes to design, we often think of it as a crucial element in homes, hotels, and restaurants, but curated design can be a powerful tool for medical offices and practitioners as well. Design is a key component in building a medical brand, especially when it comes to the subtle art of making patients feel at ease. “Colors also help aid the body's healing process,” notes Simour Design Founder and design lead, Mitra Silva.
In her experience as a patient, Silva experienced medical rooms that left her feeling anxious and uncomfortable. She wondered if the spaces made her feel that way when they lacked design, how much better could they serve patients’ healing when designed with intention?
In their two latest projects, one a face lift for Dr. J’s plastic surgery practice, and the other a renovation for women’s healthcare clinic called Femme, Simour Design used Dunn-Edwards paint products to help them curate a durable and patient-centric space. “With the needs of a fast-paced high-traffic space, durability and stain-resistance is highly important,” stated Silva.
Applying color updates like classic Warm White (DEW380), created a fresh and luxurious backdrop for Dr. J’s plastic surgery office. “The goal for the space was to illuminate a previously dim interior, as well as adding a clean and elegant look to the overall space," stated Silva. White shades hold a triple crown of color — they complement all other colors, reflect light to brighten up spaces, and are versatile, lending themselves to a variety of aesthetics.
“Every time we start a new project, we kick off the process by first building a core story or mood board
which our whole design will revolve around,” stated Silva. For Femme, a total healthcare center for today’s strong and empowered women, that design color story was a clean color palette of whites that complemented the deep coral color of Femme’s own branding. A trio of Dunn-Edwards Igloo (DEW379), Precious Pearls (DEW386), and Cool December (DEW383) were used on the walls, trim, and ceilings, respectively.
Simour Design opted specifically for Dunn-Edwards’ Spartazero® line of low odor zero VOC paints
to minimize paint fumes and chemicals in the medical spaces. Silva noted, “Zero VOC interior paint is highly important especially for medical spaces where we always have to consider a patient’s overall speed of recovery and a low odor collection means our clients can jump back to their operations and welcome clients without much delay.”
She also noted a peace of mind when she chooses Dunn-Edwards paints for her design projects. “I always
trust the quality of the output.”
Curious about whites? Learn about Dunn-Edwards new family of high hide whites here.
See More of Dunn-Edwards Paints in Action
Designer Katie Thierjung Polishes Up a Matisse-Inspired Mural
This Designer’s Impossible Task Was To Blend Mid-Century and Farmhouse Styles
Let There Be White In This Designer’s Mid-century Rehab
All images courtesy of Simour Design
- Inspiring Shades of Pink for Victorian Architecture
- Popular Color Palettes Through The Decades: 1970s—2010s
- Desert Oasis Luxury Show House: Polynesian Culture Meets Mid-Century Design
- This San Diego Artist Gave Her Living Room ‘70s Style Pool Party Makeover
- Dunn-Edwards Portraits: Paris, a Pandemic and the Process of Design