Care homes across the UK are set to get a brand-new colour identity thanks to Crown Paints.
Akari Care – a nationwide, award-winning residential care home provider – enlisted the help of the paint manufacturer to create a uniform refurbishment programme for their extensive portfolio of properties last year.
It was identified that areas which needed focus, included mould, ventilation and it would be possible to extend the maintenance cycle. This lead to a generic specification of products and colours to ensure the client has brand continuity throughout their properties and paints that are the most suited for each specific environment.
Crown Paints and Akari Care then created six new colour schemes encompassing wall colour, wallpaper, carpets, curtains, bedding and upholstery. 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.
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