Colour preferences in different spaces
What is it about?
Responses to questions such as: what is your favourite colour in general? And what is your favourite colour for your office, meeting room, living room and bedroom?
Why is it important?
Studies on color preferences for different types of spaces are scarce and show ambiguous results. This paper aims to present data about preferred colors for two work environments: the office and a meeting room, and two residential spaces: the living room and the bedroom. The authors also explore whether people with different personal characteristics of gender, age, education and type of person have different color preferences. Information about color preferences for different types of spaces can support clients, end users and (interior) architects to create environments that people like, which may influence peoples’ well-being in a positive way. It is suggested to apply colors in the built environment more like nature shows.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr. Theo van der Voordt
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