A desert at sunset. Pottery drying in the sun. The cool blues of sea fog. These earthy hues are rich with nature’s intrinsic healing powers — perfectly coordinated to hard-surface healthcare flooring, or to bring out a pop of color in carpet tiles or broadloom.
The biophilia hypothesis suggests there’s an instinctive bond between living systems. The term “biolphilia,” coined by psychologist Erich Fromm, literally means “love of life or living systems.” Research shows that access to nature in hospital and clinic interiors has many headline benefits, from reducing stress and pain as a positive distraction.