Research examples of ‘cool’ and ‘warm’ colour spaces – collecting images of interiors which might range from a health spa to a nightclub and more. Giving attention to lighting and finishes, describe how you think each effect might have been achieved and explain what feelings they have been designed to evoke. Re-draw, paint or collage two contrasting examples at A2 size or larger.

The first set of photos depicts interiors that have warm hues such as reds, oranges, yellows; the second set of photos shows how those interiors are mainly composed of colder hues such as blues and greens. The process by which colour is chosen and utilised in a design has a profound effect on interior spaces. The color decision can highly influence and change the spatial understanding of a project. For example those interiors were the prevalent hues are warm, the general feeling perceived should be positive and bring a sunshine in that interior. The colder hues should evoke calmness and relaxation, in fact these tones (greens, blues and purples) are often used in spas or relaxing areas.

Lamps, wall lighting or whatever lighting there is in a room, play a very important role in creating a certain atmosphere, in the first set of photos for example we notice how the warm atmosphere is given by the colours of that room but a larger role in my opinion is played by the huge window in that room, natural light enhances the colours and brings sunshine to that interior.


Published by Vanessabrunotti Uni

21 Italian Interior design student at OCA uk

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