Abstract: An increase in the number of elderly persons in the population has resulted in an increase in the number of facilities for the elderly. Of such facilities, senior citizen centers that provide exclusive spaces for the elderly constitute the largest portion of facilities for the elderly. In light of recent social developments, the demand for qualitative improvements regarding facilities for the elderly has been growing. Despite this, studies associated with this issue are currently lacking. Especially in consideration of the direct effects that color environments found in elderly facilities have on the psychology of the elderly, much care must be taken when planning colors. In light of the above, this study undertook further analysis of the color environments of senior citizen centers for the purpose of collating basic research material regarding the color plans of such facilities in the future. In doing, so, the following conclusions were reached in this study. Studies on the color environment of senior citizen centers revealed the distribution of Y and YR series colors to account for over half of the colors which indicated a further need to apply warm color series colors capable of promoting a sense of stability and vigor among the elderly. In the case of senior citizen centers, the use of G series colors that promote the psychological stability of the elderly was rarely found. Senior citizen centers often include furniture of widely varying colors which present difficulties in developing appropriate color plans. In light of the above, appropriate color planning that takes into consideration such factors and aspects must be undertaken.
Yerim Choi, Heangwoo Lee and Heykyung Park, 2018. A Study on the Analysis of the Interior Color Environment in Korea: Focus on Senior Citizen Centers in Korea. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 13: 7857-7864.