Could you use a highly systematic and functional colour system also as a basis for intuitive communication? A relevant question. So relevant that it became a trigger for a creative group coaching session: “Using colours unconsciously in order to communicate”.
Using colour in a conscious way for 365 days. By seeking dedicated colour combinations every month, to match the theme of the month, we noticed that some spaces call for colour to make the experience of the room more intense.
Colour(s), I think this is the only thing in life nobody can get tired off. Even seeing life in ‘black and white’, is seeing life as colourful. Anyone who keeps this in mind, will go through life as an optimist.
Pastel red or pink is obtained by adding red to white. The dynamic strong red, colour of love, is being stripped of her passionate potential. What remains is a gentle love, where eroticism is limited to kissing and fondling.
The NCS Colour Design Course is an intensive and interesting course in Grypsholm (Sweden) about the perception and interaction of colour and light. Working for a week with colour and light, realising your own project and the interaction with the teachers and others students made this trip to Sweden more than worthwhile.
As an interior designer I have had many great challenges to hone my skills in different projects, homes, shops, offices and spaces with specific needs. The colour aspect is often forgotten or has been considered as less important, even though colour can make or break your interior.
To realize a colour project in an office building with furniture is a delicate challenge. It is important to dose colour in order to be in harmony with the place and function.
It is nice to see that the latest colour combinations would have been unthinkable a few years ago. Then the colour combinations were more ‘logical’ and therefore also predictable.
How do we actually use the NCS system in our paint shop? This interesting question inspired me to create a short stop-motion movie about the process “from idea to colour”.
Rotterdam is known as a real metropolis. The architecture of this city makes it an absolute must to visit and to discover exceptional buildings.
We are also very excited to be present at the Architect@work Rotterdam event with our Elscolab team for the very first time.