Uniform colors

  1. What colors do you all think are the best to wear in scrubs and why?

    1. Lavender
    2. Blue
    3. Green
    4. Pink

    I am partial to lavender because its a relaxing color but another nurse thinks its a bad choice because its not a color a Dr would wear and hence she thinks I won't be looked upon as much of a professional. What do you all think?
  2. Poll: Most suitable uniform color for scrubs?

    • Lavender

      15.15% 5
    • Blue

      72.73% 24
    • Green

      12.12% 4
    • Pink

      0% 0
    33 Votes / Multiple Choice
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  4. by   MelSky
    i don't think it matters what color scrubs you wear to work as long as you look neat, clean, and presentable. personally, i like to wear bright printed tops. they make me, my co-workers, and my patients smile. i'm known for my crazy tops at work
  5. by   panda_181
    I don't know, green reminds me of the OR too much. But I do have to agree, although I like the starchness of a plain colored scrub sometimes, a printed top is always a good choice. I have my days...then I wear what is most suitable to me. But all my scrub sets are different color. I like variety...always buy a color I don't have...

  6. by   prmenrs
    My tops were always prints--not too busy, not good for the babies. I favored holiday themes, too. I always color coordinated my pants (solid) w/ the tops.

    When I retired, I had ~ 30+ scrub tops. Too much???
  7. by   RNforLongTime
    I don't much think that it matters what color your scrubs are as long as they are clean, neat, wrinkle free and fitted well. We all know how impractical it is to wear white. One nurse that I used to work with always wore white but her scrubs were always one size too big, a "dirty" white and her shoes were never clean. She was a good bedside nurse but what kind of image is she presenting to her patients? If she doesn't take care of herself very well then how well is she gonna take care of me?

    The last two hospitals that I've worked at don't care what color our scrubs are. I've always been partial to ciel blue.
  8. by   AmAnRN
    at my hospital, we can only wear navy or white or navy and white. no prints allowed. it gets kinda boring!
  9. by   cindyln
    Where I work we have to wear the ugly green scrubs and everyone must wear the same warm up jacket.So I assert my individuality in my socks.I have a drawer full of funny socks.Everyone wants to see what ones I am wearing each morning.
  10. by   vashka25
    As a nursing student.....we are only allowed to wear WHITE scrubs at our hospital.
    Can't wait until grad day when we get to burn those bad boys !!!
  11. by   GPatty
    I have so many different colors and prints! From bright yellow to tan to 3 different shades of blue....
    I didn't vote because "variety" wasn't a choice, but if I had to choose, I think I would have chosen lavender....I have 3 sets of lavender scrubs (different shades)...
  12. by   indynurse
    We can wear any color except denim or white. The pants are supposed to be solid, but the tops or scrub jackets can be print. The pants have to be one of the colors in the scrub top or jacket.
    I have seen a few people wearing print scrub pants, but, IMHO some of the print pants look a little too much like pajama bottoms.