‘There is only one thing I fear in life, my friend... One day the black will swallow the red. Because black is the opposite of red. Not on the spectrum, but in reality’.
Colour is one of the most important visual tools in our contemporary culture, and it plays an essential role in the way people function and perceive. It determines how we see things and how we feel. We can state that colour is a sensory perception.
Colour is a subject that unavoidably swings back and forth between scientific objectivity and relative values.
But in design colour is primarily a matter of imagination and association, and only then a matter of scientifically grounded research.
In my research I would like to focus on the experience side of colour. Besides the fact that I think this side more interesting than the objective one, I think the importancy about the experience side of colour receives too little attention.
Many artists devoted their life to colour and have developped some great theories about the experience side of colour. By researching the theories and works that theorists and artists such as: Goethe, Itten, Steiner, Kandinsky, Mondriaan and Matisse made, I would like to discover more about the definition of colour and how colour can be experienced. My main question in this research is: “ Is one able to design a new colour?”