Bringing our pets to a doggie daycare or veterinarian can be stressful. Do pets even care about color? I’m not 100% sure but I will tell you this, if the pet owners are happy, the pets will bounce off those feelings.
The other day I had a return client ask me to design a “happy color palette” for her veterinarian space. On one hand, I chuckled a little bit but on the other hand, happy colors are like a domino effect that starts with the office space, goes to the animal, and in the long run, right to the clients who are housing their pets at these facilities.
So what is a happy color palette? It can’t be all blues and greens, which are lovely, because that starts going into the coastal color palette and in my opinion, are just too light, mellow, and really don’t belong in an animal clinic.
In the color palette I have here, you see an array of hues that just bring a smile to my face. They all feel good to me and they have a unique blend of some familiar hues yet a splash of some youthful bounce to liven up the grouping.
As much as I hesitate to use gray, neutrals are needed but here, it’s a happy gray and a warm white which really compliments these hues. These colors can be mixed and matched and the color combinations and pairings leave you with options to choose from.
Are you smiling?