How does colour affect us?
Our response to colour is total because it influences us both physiologically and psychologically. Because of its powerful effect on us, it can play positively on our wellbeing by triggering reactions that influence our behaviour. This phenomenon is also extended to colourful ceiling design as well. Over the past 100 years, there has been a lot of empirical data and scientific papers supporting the idea that the built environment plays an important role in human behaviour, especially when looking at the sensory-perception of colour. Colours communicate information visually that influences us. For example, red has shown to increase our heart rate and blue has been shown to decrease it. The feelings that colours carry is extremely important when designing a space to support a specific atmosphere or function.
Le Corbusier said “Colour is… an incredibly effective triggering tool. Colour is a factor of our existence.” We can't forget the important role of colour in our life.