Enhancing design using color

J. Kopacz,     Allegro Interior Architecture, USA


This chapter describes methods for designers to enhance their work through color application. This is done by illustrating visual human response to color in terms of contrasts, context color, color influence, color strength, and the impact of color on depth perception. This is followed by an exploration of color application techniques using both pigment and light.

Key words

context color

color influence

depth perception

color–form integration

color strength

13.1 Introduction

Color is the strongest tool we have as designers to impact the viewer’s perception of our work. Surface color communicates the essence of the design long before the form is ...

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