The development of colour designs in the private sphere requires a careful examination of the residents and their premises. In this process they and the colour designer form a joint team. The main aim is to create an idea of a coordinated room atmosphere and to develop an individual concept for the entire apartment, house or villa. Colours and space concepts provide for well-being, promote a balanced behavior and contribute positively to the relaxation.
Optimum room design is achieved when the mentality and ideas of the residents as well as the architecture of the rooms and their spatial conditions are coordinated. Especially in the living area, the colour design of a room has the task of creating a match between the residents and the given spatial conditions. This means that the most varied of needs can be brought down to a common denominator.
People will only perceive their personal surroundings, their houses or apartments as beneficial when a harmonious relationship is established between them and the rooms. This usually takes place when the residents intensively deal with their private living ideas in cooperation with a qualified colour consultant, regardless of what kind of room ambience is created.
Whether it’s public facilities, educational institutions, facilities for the elderly or in environments like cities, quarters, towns or villages: colour influences the quality of appearance and atmospheric climate of architectural surroundings and by that, also their effect on people, their feelings, their content and their behavior. Furthermore, public rooms and buildings should contribute to the orientation of their guests. A positive atmosphere means satisfaction, a feel-good character and balanced visitors.
The creative enhancement of school grounds and school rooms has an impact on the behavior of students as well as their self concept, their attitude towards school, their teachers and their classmates.
To make kindergartens and schools more humane, the colour consultant concerns himself extensively with their users. He needs to gather information about them and their needs by including them in the design process.
Investigations of promoting and inhibiting environmental conditions of elderly people have shown that stimulating spatial arrangements stimulate the reserve capacities of the organism. This results in more vitality and autonomy in the elderly than in monotonous and boring living environments.
Environmental conditions in homes that offer no stimulation to people and only minimally challenge them quickly diminish the potential of these reserve capacities. This often results in discomfort, apathy and even fatigue.
Extensive studies of villages and towns, especially in Japan and France, have shown that each region, city and village has its own typical colour identity. These findings can be applied to the construction of new neighborhoods or villages, as well as to the restoration of old village buildings or neighborhoods.
Using a specific method, the existing colour situation of a place is recorded and documented on synthesis maps. Such an inventory provides the planners with a valuable basis for discussion, which serves as a basis for further development steps.
Colour primarily influences the quality of appearance and the atmospheric climate of architectural-spatial environments at the workplaces of therapeutic facilities (hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, psychiatric clinics, etc.), hotels, resorts and restaurants/cafés. It has the same effect on people, their feelings, well-being and behaviour. The development of colour designs in these fields of architecture requires a careful examination of the people of the most diverse user groups and their spaces.
Interior design is an important success factor for gastronomy. When the guest arrives at the hotel or visits a restaurant, he always expects a special experience in these houses that offers him a pleasant change from his everyday life at home. If it is possible to create a pleasant atmosphere through harmonious interior design, a hotel can stand out from its competitors.
The design of the working environment is based on the assumption that the human organism reacts on the one hand to environmental stimuli and on the other hand also acts on them. For the aesthetic criteria and the visual ergonomics in workspaces, the two scientific disciplines, the applied colour psychology and the environmental psychology are decisive.
By applying them correctly, they prevent visual disturbances, which are usually accompanied by physiological and psychological impairments. Workspaces are the subject of communication, stress and strain.
Medical success in these institutions cannot be attributed solely to therapeutic measures. It has now been proven that the aesthetic dimension in medicine has a decisive influence on the recovery process. It is the feeling of well-being and the ambience that supports many patients to recover. This also serves the success of medical treatment and therapy.