Medical Uniform Colours by Pastelli UK

What is the Meaning of Medical Uniform Colours?

What should a medical professional wear? There is increasing choice when it comes to medical uniform colours, including surgical scrubs, tunics and even lab coats. Now professional medical garments come in a range of groundbreaking styles and a variety of different colours.

When it comes to choosing a uniform, however, you should bear in mind what kind of impression it will make. It’s one thing for medical staff to look professional and stylish, but they must also be approachable and appear reassuring.

Colours give off different signals and messages, whether you intend them to or not, which you should bear in mind when choosing uniform styles,” Observes Joanne Hunt, of Pastelli UK.


What Colours Can Say About You

Contemporary styles for modern medical professionals and support staff encompass a wider range of colours, some which you might find surprising, but which embody positive qualities perfectly in keeping with the values of caring for and treating patients.


Colours give off messages that are subtle but substantial. White, for example, offers clarity and simplicity, along with its more established hygienic associations.

White is a traditional colour for medical uniforms, but contemporary styling <LINK >

can give it a new dynamism.

Red is an interesting colour in this context. It can indicate physical strength and vigour. It is a non-traditional uniform colour, but assigned to a specific role, in the right context, it gives off positive signals.

Blues and Greens  are more readily associated with medical roles and have associations with specialist expertise and competency. But blue also denotes calmness, reflectiveness and, crucially, trust; while green suggests restoration, refreshment and equilibrium.

A wider range of colours and styles provides the means for a subtle mood adjustment, and a way of enhancing the patient-friendly qualities of a treatment environment.

Orange is an underused colour but it provides a bright, welcoming alternative to more conventional colours, and it also denotes physical comfort and security.

When choosing what to wear in a medical setting, colour can, quite literally, set the tone, which in turn can be of enormous benefit to patients.

Uniform styles serve a twin purpose in making the individuals wearing them feel on top of their game, and communicating key values of trust, empathy, warmth, efficiency and reliability to patients.

“Innovative and attractive bespoke and off-the-shelf Italian designs, high quality manufacturing, and an attractive selection of colours gives people and organisations more choice when it comes to what to wear professionally,” Joanne concludes.