The field of psychology recognises the affect that colour has upon us, not merely as a matter of subjectively favouring certain colours, but in terms of our base characteristics & responses.

…Dr Ashley felt that colo(u)r has a great deal to do with the well-being of the emotionally disturbed.

Nurse Diesel, High Anxiety, Directed by Mel Brooks 1977.

Instinctively, we are programmed to respond to colour in certain ways. Grey is associated with the descent into winter and associated hardship, green with fertility and plenty, blue with the cooling, powerful waters…

Of course these associations are not as simple and linear as I suggest here. They are complex, multi-faceted and adjusted by personal, geographical and spiritual experience.

Mighty forces that need to be handled carefully & with sensitivity – colour should be treated as a central design concern the building of our healthy house.






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