The fear of riding an elevator is relatively common. It could be triggered by existing phobias such as claustrophobia (fear of enclosed spaces) or agoraphobia (fear of being trapped in a situation where it's impossible to escape). Other people just don’t like the idea of taking a long elevator ride.
Considering how elevators affect some people, creating a comfortable and convenient elevator ride should be a part of your business, too.
Following are some tips to make elevator interiors look airy and spacious:
Use mirrors on the inside walls of the elevator cab
Mirrors reflect images and multiply the space creating an illusion that there is more space than what is real. This technique results in a visible artificial dimension. Also, make sure to install mirrors that go to the ceiling to draw the eyes upward.
Paint interiors with light colours
There is no doubt that light colours create an airy space since they reflect light better. So, have your elevator interiors finished with light colours specifically white. Also, you can choose a single colour for the floor and ceiling so the line is blurred where the walls end and where the elevator ceiling begins.
Lighting should be directed to illuminate up across the ceiling and down along the walls. So, it is best to locate lighting on walls instead of ceilings. Doing so allows light to spread itself over the elevator space so it appears to have more space.
Create fake windows
This requires a creative flair since you need to come up with a visually enhancing effect. Fake windows with the right design, lighting, and colour are sure to trick the eyes of the elevator passengers.
Oftentimes it only takes a few tweaks to make elevators more convenient and comfortable for everyone.
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