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Green is often associated with meanings such as growth, harmony, freshness, and environment. Traditionally, green is also associated with good luck and ambition which can help enhance vision, stability and endurance.
The colour green affects us physically and mentally in several different ways. It is understood to be the most restful and relaxing colour for the human eye to view. Green takes up more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye and it is the dominant colour in nature. It is often used in interior design as an ideal background or backdrop because we as humans are so used to seeing it everywhere.
With the colour green’s association with renewal, growth, and rebirth, common in the spring season when all of the plants are coming back to life with fresh growth and life after the cold winter months.
The colours we use in our interiors matter, that is why we made green the dominant colour for this project.
Apteriors used several shades of green for the Nightingale School project in Hackney, London. The building hosts a new nursery and two-form-entry primary school. One of the key aims for the design of the combined residential and educational project was to achieve a cohesive scheme between the two different space types. This goal was successfully achieved through an intelligent use of colours.
The use of green creates a sort of natural connection between the interiors and exteriors. A continuity of spaces bounded by the use of different tones of green, that gives to the environment brightness and harmony.
Fun fact: before the 1950’s Santa’s suit was originally green until Coca-Cola bought him out and changed his suit to red.
Come back next month for our next colour spotlight!