Colour Defines Location

I was recently at a seminar held by the Design Institute of Australia on Colour. Architect George Freedman was one of the speakers and explored the concept that colour defines location.

The warm sun inspires colour.

Majorelle Gardens, Marrakesh

Houses in a myriad of colours in Mexico

La Boca in Argentina where left over paint was used to paint the houses.

Cinque Terre, Italy

Painted Ladies in San Francisco

Where as cooler climates use more subdued colours.

Waldspirale Residential Complex in Germany

St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow

So what about here in Australia? We have warm sun yet most of our buildings are not brightly coloured. Is that our European Heritage? It’s good to see that there are pockets of daring emerging.

Famous Beach Huts at Brighton Beach. Victoria

New Buildings in Sydney. This one is a residential complex at Pyrmont.

So what do you think? Should we be adding some colour or keeping it neutral?

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