Don’t be afraid of using color. As architects, the final result of a space or building design is developed by both the massing of the building and the color of the building. Whether color is incorporated through the use of materials or actual color selection, the building’s perception and the experience viewers and occupants have of the building can be greatly impacted in a positive way. Use color to create spatial relationships or as opportunities for accentuation of shapes and building components.
Color is an immensely evocative medium, possessing inherent powers to provoke immediate and marked reactions in the viewer, and as such it has been developed as a language of symbol in both the natural and the man-made worlds. Its use in architecture and the built environment is no exception, serving to dramatically affect perception of architectural space and form.
Color in Architecture – Design Methods for Buildings, Interiors and Urban Spaces
-Barron Schimberg, AIA