Contemporary issues concerning colour and well-being

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ConferenceCanadian Colour Research Association Inaugural Meeting: 01 June 2011, Toronto, ON
Pages128; # of pages: 28
SubjectLEDs, colour, preference, well-being, work performance, colour rendering, mood
AbstractThe notion that surface colours have universal, simple, direct effect on mood and performance has attracted research attention for decades. Despite many attempts, there are no robust, generalizable findings that should lead designers to choose specific colours in the hope of manipulating occupants? behaviour. (Pink prison walls do not cause lower levels of inmate aggression.) This does not mean that colour is irrelevant ? rather, the relationship between light source colour and surface reflectance on the one hand and human perception and behaviour on the other is complex. The advent of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) has brought issues of colour appearance and colour rendering to the forefront as the industry strives to learn how to use this new technology and the novel opportunities for spectral control it presents. This presentation will provide a brief history of colour-behaviour research and an introduction to current issues such as the measurement of colour rendering, tunable colour, and colour preferences.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number54515
NPARC number20374630
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