EACH COLOR HAS ITS OWN FEATURE
Ambient colour is perceived through our eyes. When we perceive a colour, light/colour enters through our eyes and reaches the hypothalamus, the brain of our brains. This small organ is responsible for our hormone levels and our endocrine system. It affects our metabolism, body temperature, autonomic nervous system, behavioural pattern, sleep patterns and our sexual and reproductive functions. Colour is a frequency, or a so-called energy, and there are different ways of using colour to achieve harmony and balance.
Short-wave light like violet has a different energy than longwave light like red. The effect within a colour group is also very nuanced. Bright red activates the senses that can lead to fast impulsive decisions. As a result, bright red is a suitable colour for casinos, but it is not a good colour for a fancy restaurant where extensive dining takes place. Warm red, on the other hand, creates a suitable ambiance where you can enjoy a meal in peace and quiet.
The effect of a colour is very nuanced. The colour (temperature) of the light in a space must be in harmony with its function. Whether it concerns a conference room, bar, shop or a waiting room of a healthcare institution, it is necessary to create a balance between the ambient colour and the function of the space in order to allow people to work better and to promote the desired behaviour.