The power of color to lift (or sink) spirits is so often under appreciated.

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Part One
“…MERE COLOR, UNSPOILED BY MEANING, AND UNALLIED WITH DEFINITE FORM, CAN SPEAK TO THE SOUL IN A THOUSAND DIFFERENT WAYS.” – OSCAR WILDE
I love color. As an interior designer, I relish the use of bold color in my projects. As a designer for senior living and healthcare facilities, my colorful choices have often been questioned. It is my view that color can enhance an environment, and in turn, the physical and mental well-being of the people who live there. While researching data to support my theories, I was intrigued to find the story of Sophia, 85 and living in a senior community. She had recently moved there, and wondered why she was not allowed to choose the paint color for her room. It seemed she had always had a shade of yellow in her home that lifted her spirits, and now she is in a room of…

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