Colors and Materials

Color is an integral element of our world, not just in the natural environment but also in the man-made architectural environment. ... Color is a sensory perception, and as any sensory perception, it has effects that are symbolic, associative, synesthetic, and emotional.

The modern architecture, a consequence of the industrial revolution evolved in response to new industrialized materials and technologies resulting in the plane and sleek facades shunting ornamentation and rejecting earlier traditional styles, materials, and techniques of construction. The material helps in attaining the physical form of a design.


Building materiality is the only factor which is tangible in nature. And this tangible component offers a variety of intangible emotions and feelings that can be controlled by selecting the right material. For instance, the warm feeling offered by wood, an emotion of joy and comfort, or the cold feeling offered by the metals, or the raw feeling offered by concrete. Selection of appropriate material holds an equal share in designing when compared with aesthetics and functionality. Materials can transform the way space makes you feel.