Skip to main content
Skip to and open main menu Home Modification
Information Clearinghouse
Translating high quality research specific to better design and building practice
Translating high quality research specific to better design and building practice

Research Library

The HMinfo Research Library contains an in-depth collection of materials on home modifications and related subjects.

The Research Library does not lend books and other items. Under special circumstances, requests to use the library may be made by emailing .

Search Form

The Colour, light and contrast manual: Designing and managing inclusive built environments

Author: Bright, K., Cook, G.
Year: 2010
Type: Book


This book co-authored by Keith Bright and by Geoffrey Cook, this practical book offers comprehensive guidance on how colour, light and contrast can be incorporated within buildings to enhance their usability. The book provides state-of-the-art, clear guidance as well as a valuable information source for busy professionals involved in the design or management of new and existing environments. The ways colour, light and contrast are used within built environments are critical in determining how people interact with the space, and how confident, safe, and secure they will feel when doing so. They also have a major influence on a person’s sense of well-being and their ability to use the environment independently and without undue effort. Understanding how to use colour and contrast and how they are influenced by both natural and artificial lighting is vital for all those involved in the design and management of the environments and spaces we all use.

Further Details

Short Title The Colour, light and contrast manual
Pages 222
Publish Location West Sussex
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN/ISSN 9781405195041
Accession Number July 2010
Keywords Colour, light, contrast, vision, design

Reads 448