what is environmental colour design?

Poignant answers to this question can be gleaned from various papers that have been submitted over the years between 2002–2011 and which have been published in the AIC Proceedings and are acknowledged at the AIC website. 

The themes range from discussing theoretical and methodological approaches to presenting artistically oriented ways of how colour is applied within urban space, architecture and interiors. 

The subjects range from exploring the specificity of a single aspect of colour to investigating elements and complex effects of colour in natural and built environments.

Other papers focus on presenting key results of systematic research projects carried out in colour laboratories. 

Conducted on an international level the exchange shows how the ways that colour is defined not only depend on geographical and climatic factors, but foremost on cultural, social, economic and political aspects and meanings. 

The following partial summary is based on members’ papers dealing with the treatment of colour in cities, architecture and urban environments and in which different approaches to solve similar problems have been highlighted.

The information to be used in referencing this article is as follows: 

Verena M. Schindler. 2012. “Association Internationale de la Couleur (AIC). Study Group on Environmental Colour Design (SG ECD) 2002–2012. On the Occasion of the 30th Anniversary Since the Founding of the SG ECD in 1982”, Taipei: AIC 2012 In Color We Live: Color and Environment, Interim Meeting of the International Colour Association, 22–25 September 2012, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 1-20