Effects of color pairs on warmth perception in interiors

Begum Ulusoy, Nilgün Olguntürk

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Warmth perception is a physical, emotional, semantic, and sensorial bond between people and their environments. Although the effects of single colors have been explored, there has been no research on how paired colors affect warmth perception in interiors. Therefore, the main aim of this study is to investigate these effects of colors and color pairs. Each model was assessed by 32 participants, totaling 96 different participants assessed the color models (Red, White, Green, and their pairs) under controlled conditions, both on a seven-point semantic differential scale and through open-ended questions. The results show that both single colors and paired colors affect warmth perception in interiors. White, Green, and Red are warmer than each other, respectively. Red appears to increase and White appears to decrease the warmth perception of their pairs in interiors. Another important finding of the study is that there is no effect of color location in paired colors. © Society for Imaging Science and Technology 2016.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFinal Program and Proceedings - IS and T/SID Color Imaging Conference
Subtitle of host publication24th Color and Imaging Conference: Color Science and Engineering Systems, Technologies, and Applications, CIC 2016
Place of PublicationSan Diego
PublisherSociety for Imaging Science and Technology
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780892083244
Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event24th Color and Imaging Conference - San Diego, United States
Duration: 7 Nov 201611 Nov 2016
Conference number: 24
http://www.imaging.org/site/IST/Conferences/Color_and_Imaging/CIC24__2016_/IST/Conferences/CIC/CIC2016/CIC_24_Home.aspx?hkey=720a1d72-bf44-4101-b367-d390d3f89feb (Link to Conference Website)

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PublisherSociety for Imaging Science and Technology
ISSN (Print)2166-9635
ISSN (Electronic)2166-9635


Conference24th Color and Imaging Conference
Abbreviated titleCIC24
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
OtherThis year’s special topic is mobile color, and we invite papers on all aspects of mobile capture, display, color processing, and human perception, in addition to our usual topics of color imaging, theory, perception, lighting, and more.
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