Colour & Wayfinding Design Guidance

This document is one of 3 guides commissioned by Trust Housing Association in Scotland recognising the changing future needs of an ageing population and changing best practice and design principles for older people housing. It reflects the desire by Trust to invest in its existing housing for the benefit of current and future tenants.

This paper sets the context for the application and design of colours and signage within older people housing developments. It considers the effects of visual impairments prevalent within the over 65 population and the impact this has on the way in which the physical environment is viewed and perceived.