New colour identity for care homes
Care homes across the UK are set to get a brand-new colour identity thanks to the Crown Paints Specification Team.
Akari Care – a nationwide, award-winning residential care home provider – enlisted our help to create a uniform refurbishment programme for its extensive portfolio of properties last year.
Greg Robinson, Estates Manager at Akari Care, was keen to join-up the maintenance process to ensure that the decoration within the care homes remained streamlined. He said: “Before we created the new programme there were a number of different procurement methods of obtaining paint for each care home.
“The Crown Paints Specification Team came out and identified areas we needed to focus on, including mould, ventilation and how we could extend our maintenance cycle.
“Together we have created a generic specification of products and colours to ensure we have brand continuity throughout our properties and paints that are the most suited for each specific environment.”
Working alongside Renray Healthcare – a leading furniture supplier to the healthcare sector – together with Akari Care we created six new colour schemes encompassing wall colour, wallpaper, carpets, curtains, bedding and upholstery.
With the help of the our Colour Service, the colour schemes chosen are all dementia friendly and include, mauve pink, turquoise, natural, green, citrus and terracotta.
A range of products have been carefully hand-picked for each environment in the care homes.
Ideal for high-traffic areas, due to its 10,000 scrubs durability, Crown Trade Clean Extreme Stain Resistant Scrubbable Matt has been chosen for all walls in the corridor, lounge and bedroom areas, whilst the ceilings will be coated with Crown Trade Vinyl Matt emulsion.
Crown Trade Clean Extreme Mould Inhibiting Scrubbable Matt has been specified for all of the bathrooms within the care homes to inhibit the development of mould growth on the paint film.
Other products chosen include Crown Trade Clean Extreme Antibacterial Durable Acrylic Eggshell for the kitchens and the Crown Trade Fastflow Gloss System and Crown Trade Full Gloss for all of the trims within the care homes.
Already two care homes have undertaken an extensive schedule of work – 40-bed Wallace House, based in Gateshead, and 51-bed Dene Park House, situated in South Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Greg continued: “We’ve got a really good relationship with Crown Paints and I think that shows in what we have achieved.”