Builders and architects in recent years to prove again more daring colors. In particular, environmentally friendly natural dyes are thereby enhanced application.

“Do you know Australia? When the evening sun, the earth in a strong orange-brownish submerged -. Exactly the color I would like to be here on this wall “customer requests of this nature are for the color designer and painter Marten Tine nothing extraordinary. Often describe their customers a certain color, but rather an atmospheric my impression. It reminds of “Farblaie” a maximum of eight colors, but the system to work with the color designer, has made only 60 shades of blue.

The art of color selection

When the color scheme must be considered, especially the light, but also shapes, ceiling heights and interaction with other areas of color or materials. Color is similar to music to find the right notes is an art. Who wants to afford a color designer can also accept the mix of retail service to complete. But when the four walls of home must be eliminated, most people still opt for white: Alpina Europe’s best-selling white interior wall paint. It calls for a white wall with permanent vision problems. For example, children need to develop their vision, the color green. Color taste is individual and universal rules still apply. An Optometrist can measure color according to wavelength colors, brightness and saturation.


Colorful History of Architecture

Color in architecture has long been frowned upon time. In the education of architects is the subject of color before only in passing. Taken in the bygone eras, the language of color in all construction was granted. The ancient Egyptians, Sumerians, Assyrians, or used for their buildings with colored tiles ornaments. The facades and interiors of Greek and Roman buildings appeared with colored frescoes and marble. Long dominated by the theory of a “white ancient” until the excavations at Pompeii and other ancient sites brought the proof: Romans and Greeks had a penchant for colorful mosaics and wall paintings in their houses.

In the Occidental period, are the color traces of Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals and sacred spaces of a distinct color as well as colored glass paintings that appeared inside the building in a stunning color. The secular buildings of the German Renaissance were divided rich color, the color of Baroque buildings is still visible. In the 1830s, put the German architect Gottfried Semper critically examines the state of contemporary colorless architecture: “The frequent misuse that is made with colors and materials so light can not be a reason to ban any color for us, and everything that is not gray, white or earth-colored, is summarily declare colorful. ”

Naturally colored

In earlier eras colors were produced only from natural resources. At the time of burning environmental problems, the desire for environmentally friendly natural colors. Because walls are not only for light reflectors, surface materials also determines the indoor environment. The price of natural colors is now indeed better than standard paints, reads it, but the ingredients list is aware of its value: precious oils and essences, natural resins and waxes, dyes from walnut shells, turmeric powder, madder root or grated earth of Provence. This contrasts with conventional inks from petroleum derivatives, carbons, and fungicides. The difference looks, smells and feel it. It should be also important in natural colors, an established organic seal of approval, especially for allergy sufferers, advises eco Plus, the quality of composite building materials for healthy living. More and more companies produce low-emission dispersion paints. Colors to reduce the electromagnetic pollution electromagnetic radiation by 99 percent, “spa colors” are climate-active interior wall colors, degrade photo catalytically active pigments by bacteria and reduce odors and pollutants.

Primitive man saw red

Man has evolved from colored landscapes out. The color vision was to survive: as a warning color, or Lock color for finding food. If people respond spontaneously name a color, 80 percent with “red”. Before about 30 million years ago the ancestors of the primates had developed the ability of the red-green color vision, because they detect small red fruits on a green background plants. Colors influence our consciousness, blood pressure, pulse and respiratory rate change when you enter different color spaces. New findings are not the psychology of color: In China, they put epileptics already hundreds of years ago on purple carpets to alleviate the seizures, bowel patients were smeared with yellow paint.

For a dentist, the color designer Marten practice has made of iridescent turquoise, which is to act antispasmodic and analgesic. Sometimes it is however also the painter “too colorful”: When a customer is as a gray-green of weathered wood with a tinge of red wish. As she quoted one of her favorite painter, Philipp Otto Runge, who in the 18th Century, wrote: “If you want to think of a bluish orange, a reddish green or yellowish violet, a so feel like a south-north wind”.