Colour your world


Using colour in architectural design is an excellent way to add personality to a space, even when working with a limited budget. Colour has the power to transform a room, evoke emotions, and create a distinct atmosphere. By strategically incorporating colour into architectural elements, designers can achieve a unique and vibrant environment without breaking the bank. At Artis we love using colour. Here are several reasons why using colour in architectural design is a good way to add personality on a budget.

Huia Spectacular Entrance
Stunning use of colour

Firstly, colour is an affordable design tool. Compared to expensive materials or intricate architectural details, incorporating colour is relatively cost-effective. Paint, for instance, is a highly accessible and affordable resource that can instantly breathe new life into a space. By choosing the right hues and combining them in innovative ways, designers can create a visually striking and dynamic environment without exceeding the budget.

Additionally, colour has a transformative effect on the perception of space. Darker colours can make a room feel cosy and intimate, while lighter tones can create an illusion of openness and brightness. This allows us to manipulate the perception of scale and proportion, making small spaces appear larger and more inviting. By using colour strategically, Artis can achieve a desired ambiance and alter the spatial perception without the need for costly structural modifications.

Moreover, colour can convey specific moods and emotions. Different colours have distinct psychological associations and can evoke various feelings. For example, warm colours like red and orange are often associated with energy, passion, and excitement, while cooler hues like blue and green are associated with calmness and serenity. By carefully selecting colours that align with the intended atmosphere, we can create spaces that evoke specific emotions and leave a lasting impression on occupants, all within a limited budget.

At Artis we find that using colour in architectural design is an effective way to add personality to a space while working within a budget, and an invaluable resource for architects and designers to give character to spaces.

Incorporating colour into architectural elements can create focal points and visual interest. By painting an accent wall or highlighting specific architectural features with a bold colour, designers can draw attention to those areas and create a sense of visual intrigue. This technique can redirect focus away from less desirable elements or architectural limitations, effectively disguising imperfections and enhancing the overall aesthetics of the space.

Lastly, colour allows for customization and personalization. By selecting colours that resonate with the intended users or reflect the purpose of the space, architects can infuse personality and identity into the design. For example, vibrant and playful colours may be suitable for a children’s playroom, while soothing and calming tones are ideal for a spa or relaxation area. The ability to customise colour choices allows for a tailored and unique design that aligns with the client’s vision and budget constraints.

Jone Macro View Window Cladding
Rustic red for an artist's studio