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What color is the red house? An invitation for multicultural research on color and architecture
Author(s): Karin Fridell Anter
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Paper Abstract

This paper is an invitation for international research cooperation in the field of color and architecture. It presents a thesis work starting from an experience shared by many architects and others who have at some time chosen facade colors: The house is not the color I thought it would be observations of painted timber and rendered facades showed consistent variation patterns for differences between the 'approximate perceived colors' and the inherent colors, involving both hue and nuance. These results were achieved in Swedish light conditions, nature and color traditions. Comparisons with similar surveys in other parts of the world could help the understanding of the found variation patterns and their causes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4421, 9th Congress of the International Colour Association, (6 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.464746
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Karin Fridell Anter, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4421:
9th Congress of the International Colour Association

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