Today, another quick stop on our way to Germany! After taking NJ Transit, I arrived at the Newark International Airport where they had a lovely, clean restroom despite the ceaseless stream of women filing in and out with all of their bags and children. The sea green wall tiles and bright lighting made the room seem spacious and light. I’ve read that light green is often used as a wall color in hospitals because it’s been shown to have a calming effect on people. I think it is a perfectly appropriate color for the airport as well, where the jet-lagged and bustling can ease their anxiety while relieving their bladders and refreshing themselves at the line of sinks.
People sometimes criticize Newark for being a dirty, dangerous place, but the airport bathroom was a green oasis in the turbulent sea of travelers and announcements, lay-overs and final boarding calls.