colour psychology – using colour in interiors

colour psychology using colour in interiors.

For the past few years, every quarter or so, Stacey Sheppard (from the renowned interiors blog The Design Sheppard) and I collaborate on a wonderful series relating to colour psychology for interiors. I love these articles which usually focuses on a colour that’s sparked Stacey’s colour curious. So far we’ve looked at yellow, emerald green, indigo…

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dulux colour of the year 2014 is….. teal

dulux colour of the year 2014 teal. this opens a new browser window.

Every year in October, Dulux hold their Colour Futures seminar presented by world renowned colour expert Per Nimer, where they announce the colour for the following year. I try to catch this event every year. It’s always entertaining, thought provoking and it’s a great opportunity to catch up with colour buddies and meet new ones.

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did you know there were eleven basic colour terms?

When Brent Berlin and Paul Kay introduced basic colour terms in their 1969 book ‘Basic color terms: Their Universality and Evolution’, it was the start of a new way of thinking about colour terms and colour naming. (Day 3 into my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge!)

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business interiors – how businesses use green

When walking into a business interior that uses the colour green, you start to relax, feel most restful, like you are back in nature. It also symbolises eco-friendly, natural ingredients and being kind to the earth.  For brands that want to show their natural side or to be seen as being green, then green is…

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colour psychology… the meaning of green

Did you know the human eye is able to differentiate more shades of green than any other colour? The belief behind this is one of evolution and survival when our early ancestors relied on being able to find food, water and life. We are reassured and feel safe when seeing green.

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