Colour semantics in residential interior architecture on different interior types

Ulusoy, Begum, Olguntürk, Nilgün and Aslanoglu, Rengin (2020) Colour semantics in residential interior architecture on different interior types. Color Research and Application, 45 (5). pp. 941-952. ISSN 1520-6378

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Colour meaning is a challenging decision in interior architecture during the design process; however, specific meanings within different interior types have not yet been investigated. This study explored colour meaning in the context of residential interior types (eg, bedroom) under controlled conditions using 42 Munsell colours varying in hues, value, and chroma levels, with 14 adjectives (eg, comfortable, pleasant). The results demonstrate that some colours convey the same meanings (eg, vulgar) regardless of type of room; however, others (eg, beautiful) tend to require more complicated and sophisticated colour applications in different residential interiors. The study findings proved that colour meaning in RITs can be affected by all colour attributes. All colours that are named orange and red are selected for both negative and positive meanings. Colours that are named purple are selected less and only for negative connotations. The findings present an overall colour meaning guide for these residential interior types, which will be beneficial for decision makers (interior architects, designers, users) and colour researchers.

Keywords:architecture, Colour, interiors, meaning, residential
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K120 Interior Architecture
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Design
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Deposited On:20 Sep 2021 10:49

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