Color in Interior Design
Color… one of the most important aspects of our lives. It plays a crucial role; our lives depend on it. As humans, we make everyday decisions with color. We stop at a red light, and go at green. We know that brightly colored foods are fresh; in contrast, dull colored ones may be harmful to our health. We endlessly harmonize colors around us to make products and interiors more appealing. Colors are essential for us, we even make them fashion ingredients and create trends.
Mother Nature uses color, too. Many animals use color to attract their potential mates. Likewise, they use color to blend into their natural habitats and warn their predators. Plants use their colorful flowers to attract pollinators, such as bees and other insects. Ocean reefs are perhaps one of the most remarkable environments one can see. Although most of us “feel” how color plays a vital role in our daily life, only very few of us have a deeper understanding of what color is and how it affects our emotions and feelings.
So, what is color, after all? The answer is not as easy as it seems. It highly depends on what the professional perspective is. For a scientist, color is a minuscule band of the entire electromagnetic spectrum, where all the visible light resides. For a chemist, color may refer to the distinct character of substance. For an artist, color is a medium to express emotions. For a designer, color is a tool to improve the effectiveness of concepts. No matter what the perspective is, color is nothing but an illusion