Friday, May 02, 2008

colour theory is your friend

Restaurant review of The Harbord Room

They mention the restaurant is painted an odd pink colour.
According the the photo and description "Pepto Bismol pink", it sounds like it's very close to Baker-Miller pink. A colour which promotes calm, diffuses aggression, and... SUPPRESSES APPETITE!

Nice pick there folks. Good thinking.



At 9:44 AM , Blogger Remi said...

I remember when the McDonalds on Hwy. 400 in Barrie opened with pinkish decor back in the 80's. The theory was that the colours were picked because they generally started to irritate people within 10 minutes or so, ensuring quick turnover in the dining room.

It was probably an (ex-)urban legend but why else would they pick such horrible colours?

At 1:00 PM , Blogger cynthiagould said...

fast food places use lots of tricks to get people to move along after 15 minutes... the decor, the music, the seating. but in a nice restaurant? very odd.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home