Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
Color is a fundamental aspect of the visual and sensual experience of any building interior. Working with color is more than an aesthetic exercise, however, since it has direct connections to the psychological and emotional aspects of people. Based on their work in these areas, the panelists in this webinar address both the theoretical and practical aspects of using color to enhance building interiors and thus influence the human experience, including the health and welfare of people. We begin with some fundamental aspects of color theory and things that influence our perceptions of colors, such as lighting. Next, is a discussion on how manufacturers of interior products use color theory to develop material palettes for different interior building products. Finally, everything comes together in actual projects which are presented to show how theory and practice can play out successfully.
- Explore the principles of color theory in design and the use of imagery and lighting related to those principles.
- Identify the impact that color and imagery can have on the general wellbeing of people related to their health and welfare.
- Review the approaches that manufacturers use to create color and design palettes for materials based on color theory and wellness.
- Recognize how to incorporate color into the interior design of different types of commercial and institutional buildings to the benefit of users.