When you think of lab casework, the first color that probably pops into your head is white. It’s certainly true that white is by far the most common color for lab casework. And there’s good reason for that, which we’ll talk about in our blog. But that doesn’t mean white is the only color! Wood paneling, as well as dark colors are also popular choices for lab casework. Learn more in our blog.
Lab Casework: Color Choices
White is the classic color for lab casework. Let’s take a look at the reasons why.
- It helps make the space feel more open. All light/neutral colors have this property, and it has to do with the fact that they reflect more of the light that hits them. White is ideal for making a space feel more open and light, both of which are properties that are appreciated in the lab setting.
- White is always in style. It’s the most neutral of the colors, so it easily fades into the background and doesn’t serve as a distraction.
Of course, the big drawback to white is that it doesn’t hide dirt. When white casework is dirty, you’ll be able to see it. Of course, the flipside of this is that you’ll know when it’s time to clean it.
Wood colored casework is another solution for lab casework. This is a composite material with a wood pattern veneer, which allows you to get the look of wood with the durability of composite casework. Wood is good if you want a warmer, less sterile environment.
Dark Grays, Blues
Dark grays and blues are not usually the dominant color in lab casework, but they can be used to complement a white color scheme nicely. Countertops are a good place to employ dark colors. Some dark accents give the lab a dynamic, professional look. Usually these dark colors are variants of gray and blue, though of course custom color solutions are an option. Choose something that works for your workspace!
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