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Environmental Color Design

Encyclopedia of Color Science and Technology


Color dynamics; Contextual color design; Dynamic color design


Environmental color design involves the use of color in order to configure it as a more beautiful, usable, and informative component of the environment that allows theoretical and practical activities. Color design is a relevant aspect of environmental design, which includes such disciplines and practices as landscape design, urban planning, architecture, interior design, industrial design, engineering, graphic design, textile and fashion design, etc., all of them aimed at a transformation of the natural environment with the purpose of adapting it to human life.

The Function of Color in Space Experience

Man living in a built environment, the user of a built space, is protected from the tribulations of nature; he utilizes the services of his surroundings and enjoys comfort from these services. In addition to its actual measurable properties required for the physical and biological existence of man, built...

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Minah, G., Nemcsics, A. (2015). Environmental Color Design. In: Luo, R. (eds) Encyclopedia of Color Science and Technology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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    Environmental Color Design
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