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Colour and its effects in interior environment: a review

Soma Kalia*

A B S T R A C T

Colour is an inseparable as well as an important aspect of an interior design. The maximum influence in interior comes with the design of colour. So it is very important to study the colour and its effect in interior environment, it may be physiological as well as psychological. For this, articles were reviewed and analyzed from the existing literature, related to use of colour in both residence as well as commercial interior. The three major areas reviewed were (1) Psychological and physiological effect of colour (2) Meaning of Warm, Cool and Neutral Colour (3) Effect of Colour in forms. The results show that colour is important in designing functional spaces. The results of this analysis may benefit to architects, interior designer, and homeowner to use colour effectively in interior environment.


I N T R O D U C T I O N

The primary goal of study the colour in interior is to equip the architect, professional designer as well as the homeowner with the tool and understanding to use colour effectively in architectural and interior design. This review of literature is done to be used as a reference manual, an actual tool to experiment with colour in interior. The greatest challenge in colour design is to be able to predict and control the result of a colour scheme, effective colour selection can be an inexpensive yet powerful element in any design. Colour can perform a multiple roles and can affect a parson’s emotions, energy level, and séance of order or disorder as well, it can set the tone of an interior and make it seem formal or informal, masculine or feminine, cool restful or invitingly worm. The aim of successful interior design is to be able to control these effects through the masterful use of colour as a design tool itself.



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