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Psychological and Physiological Effects of Color in Offices - research summary

Authors: InformeDesign University of Minnesota
Published: 31st December 2009


Previous research has indicated that interior colors have psychological and physiological effects on individuals. However, most of these studies employed color chips, slides, or colored light to study the impact of color. Implications derived from studies employing full-scale painted or decorated rooms may be more applicable.

This research summary aims to provide an easy-to-read, easy-to-use format for interior designers, architects, landscape architects, graphic designers, housing specialists, urban designers and planners, and the public. To read the summary click here

Full article information: Authors: Rikard Küller, Environmental Psychology Unit, School of Architecture and Built Environment, Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden; Byron Mikellides, Environmental Psychology Unit, School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom; and Jan Janssens, Environmental Psychology Unit, School of Architecture and Built Environment, Lund Institute of Technology

Article Title: Color, Arousal, and Performance—A Comparison of Three Experiments

Publication: Color Research and Application Publication Volume: 34 Issue: 2 Pages: 141-152

Date of Publication: 2009

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