2021

Colour Philosophy in Architecture and Design – Grey (A Dorian story) - Part I

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.

Seasonal Colours – Autumn

How seasonal colours align people. Changing seasons brings variation in many forms and each season aligns itself with a definitive palette. Le Corbusier repeatedly referenced nature throughout his works and here we examine how we align ourselves with the seasons – we explore the autumn palette and immerse ourselves in all things cosy. Read our latest article for the whole story.

How light affects colour (pigments and refraction in Les Couleurs)

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.

How to deal with different textures in a colour concept

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 in Architecture and Design – Part III (Green sets the scene)

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 in Architecture and Design – Part II (Take a walk on the green side) …

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.

How to use Le Corbusier’s colour keyboards for perfect colour concepts, every time

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

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

The world is full of colours – painters are the experts in here One 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.