Posts of category: Colour Design

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 timeless Le Corbusier colours for contemporary architecture

"Just a few years ago, I read “Architectural Polychromy” and I literally fell in love with this theme. What I found more interesting about colours and Le Corbusier is his approach." Lucia Fiorucci is an architect from Italy and writes a personal article about her approach to Architectural Polychromy and the colours of Le Corbusier.

« Colour is about emphasizing the power of architecture, not painting over it.»

"Every place and every task requires an individual solution - each one as different as our clients themselves". Le Corbusier also knew about the subjective effects of architecture, colour, art and words on individuals. Le Corbusier colours are in the hotel "Adenauerallee" in Hamburg by the architects of Strömer Murphy and Partners from Hamburg - an interview.

Fresh paint for a 60s building

Le Corbusier himself said that colour in architecture was a powerful means – like the ground plan and the cut. In Karlsruhe, a "grey mouse" has been brought back to life in a creative way and with much love, making use of licensed Le Corbusier colours.

Colour doesn’t have to be flat paint

Colour is not just flat paint - solutions to make historically proven elements future-oriented through creative colour and material combinations. Mrs. Hildegard Kalthegener shows creative results of our time and trends for 2020+.

32001 blanc

32001 blanc is the first colour of the Architectural Polychromy by Le Corbusier. "The cream white. Balanced, with stable aesthetics. The first mural ‘Velvet’ shade."

" my pictures are paintings more than photos "

Architectural photography is generally understood to be photography that focuses on buildings. In exchange with Frédéric Laban, photographer from Marseille, we learned how he discovered the Le Corbusier buildings in France with his camera and captured exciting details.

The colour groups of the Architectural Polychromy

Each of the colour groups of Architectural Polychromy and each colour tone embody spatial effects, have relevance and cause characteristic reactions to our sensitivities. Le Corbusier chose all colours very consciously for architecture. Thus, the Architectural Polychromy has created a perfect selection of architectural colours.

«The world of Le Corbusier inspires me»

FLORENCE COSNEFROY on your personal experience with the Le Corbusier Architectural Polychromy in the Unités and their inhabitants.