COLOURS AND MAN IN A HOME

Colour have a great power on humans . 

colours can create feelings of well-being, unease activity  or passivity. Example; Colouring in factories, offices or schools can enhance or reduce performance; in hospital it can have a positive influence on patient’s health. This influence works indirectly through making rooms appear wider or narrower,thereby given an impression of space which promotes a feeling of restrictions or freedom. Example (1)  Dark colours make a room heavy: ceiling seems to be lower if heavily coloured.

(2) Long rooms seems short if end cross walls stand out heavily.

It also works directly through the physical reactions or impulses evoked by the individual colours. Example; (1) Bright , dark colours and their effect on humans

Light and heavy colours ( not the same as Bright and dark colours; create a heavy feeling.

The strongest impulse effect comes from orange; then follow by yellow,red, green and purple. The weakest impulse effect comes from blue,greeny blue and violet ( i.e cold and passive colours)

Strongest impulse colours are suitable only for small areas in a room. Conversely, low impulse colours can be used for large areas. Warm colours have an active and stimulating effect, which in certain circumstances can be exciting. Cold colours have a passive effect- calming and spiritual. Green colours causes nervous tension.

The effects produced by colours also depends on brightness and location. Warm and bright colours viewed overhead have a spiritually stimulating effect; viewed from the side, a warming, drawing closer effect; seen below, a lightening, elevating effect.

Warm and dark colours viewed above are enclosing or dignified; seen from the side, embracing; and seen from below suggest safe to grip and to tread on.

Cold and bright colours brighten things up and are relaxing; from the side they seems to lead away; and seen below, look smooth and stimulating for walking on.

Cold and dark colours are threatening when above; cold and sad from the side; and burdensome, dragging down, when below.

White is the colour of total purity, cleanliness and order. White plays a leading role in the colour design of rooms, breaking up and neutralising other groups of colours, and thereby create an invigorating brightness. As the colour of order, white is used as the characteristic surface for warehouses and storage places, for road lines, ceiling and traffic marking.

Combination of colours ideas;

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