Grey is one of the world’s most popular neutrals. We interpret the characteristics of grey using colour philosophy tools. Le Cobusier incorporated 7 grey hues within his Architectural Polychromy, acknowledging their association to nature, and demonstrated how unexpected colour combinations balance each other, like a well-composed piece of music. Read our latest article for the whole story.
We examine the powerful and complex relationship between light and colour. How colour varies throughout the differing nuances of natural light and different sources and the direction of light. Le Corbusier repeatedly acknowledged the significance of light in his creations and understood how the complicit relationship between light and colour pirouetted throughout all forms of life. Read our latest article for the whole story.
Getting the balance right when mixing texture with colour. How design intermingles with sensory experiences and vice versa and that mixing textures adds layers of intrigue. Le Corbusier recognised the versatility of concrete early on. Read our latest article for the whole story.
Colour philosophy and the green. We explore how green is incorporated into Scenery and Sand I atmospheres. Le Corbusier carefully selected 9 shades of green for his green group. Read our latest article for the whole story.
Colour Philosophy and the lightness and darkness of colours. Green in branding, and global positive and negative connotations of green. Le Cobusier’s clever use of green at Villa Savoye. Read our latest article for the whole story.
Colour philosophy is a science – a collection of unwritten rules and guidelines which architects and designers utilise in their practice. The mystery of colour requires elaboration. Le Cobusier was a master of colour and visionary vis-à-vis biophilia. Read our latest article for the whole story.
The 63 colours of Le Corbusier’s Architectural Polychromy are systematically selected from colours rooted in nature, therefore allowing for harmonious combinations and the creation of happy and comfortable interiors.KeyWords: Le Corbusier, Architecture, Architectural Polychromy, Polychromie Architecturale, Les Couleurs Le Corbusier, nature, colour keyboards, 1931 collection Design, Architectural colours, Le Corbusier colour, paint, Architectural Polychromy toolkit, colour atmospheres, modernist, Villa Savoye, UNESCO World Heritage, Chapelle Notre-Dame du Haut, Villa le Lac, 1931 collection, 1959 collectionSoMe: In a global pandemic, where detachment from the outside world and nature is imminent, how do we reconnect with nature in the buildings in which we reside as the new norm? How do we bring the ‘outside in’ for our own health and well-being? The 63 colours of Le Corbusier’s Architectural Polychromy are systematically selected from colours rooted in nature, therefore allowing for harmonious combinations and the creation of happy and comfortable interiors.
The perfect colour palette means combining subjectivity with a logical system. This is exactly what Le Corbusier‘s #polychromiearchitecturale allows, primarily through the use of colour keyboards. Read our latest article for more
Living with colour by Le Corbusier – a prospective interior designer explains exclusively to Les Couleurs Le Corbusier the colour concept of his appartment and how designing with exclusive wall colours was for him.
The world is full of colours – painters are the experts in hereOne critical question to start with: Why would anyone want to become a painter? Why should young men or women even consider better education in this occupational field? To learn more about the profession of painter, we contacted Marco Bommer, Managing Director of Junge-Maler-Graf in Hamburg. We wanted to find first-hand information on how it came about that Junge-Maler-Graf included Le Corbusier paints in their range.