: colourperfect  



: architectural colour design

We base our consulting fees and services on individual clients' requirements. A typical apartment colour consultation includes a home visit and a client profile interview, a colour analysis report and a samples book. We can also supply our own team of professional painters to carry out the works.

  For commercial clients we offer a complete colour solution from initial concept idea to realization.  
  • analysis and colour design of architectural space.
  • concept colour in brand recognition and advertising.
  • specialist advice on materials and lighting which can influence the colour effect.
  • on site supervision and quality control.
  • our clients include architects, designers, advertising agencies and corporate clients who want the best and cost effective solutions.

As colour designers we are guided in our work primarily by the effect of colour on the human psyche. The scale of archituctural colour form as it faces, as it surrounds and contains the viewer affects both our colour sense and the perception of spatial relationships.

Architectural space is also inhabited space, and as such it evokes a host of personal and cultural associations that influence colour experience.

By focusing on the phenomenology of colour space, we establish a meaningful anchor for the colour composition in which colour becomes a function of experience. This approach follows on the pioneering work of the french philosopher Gaston Bachelard who analysed aspects of inhabited space in terms of the significations that we attribute to these in perception.

Analysis of instinct and the sociology of desire are both tools in creative design. Our aim is to make phenomenology of space an intrinsic part of this process.


Herbert Marcuse once suggested that the aesthetic challenge for Modern Art is not in the realm of Art, the sphere of the Unreal, but in the actual reconstruction of society; the work of art is the World itself.

Our approach to colour takes up this challenge as much as it follows Bertolt Brecht's dictum that a work of art is “symbolic action”. The re-making of our homes and our cities in colour will no not only change the way we go about our everyday lives, it will usher in deeply transformative effects in our communal psyche. In practical terms, the challenge is to recognize the supreme value of the commonest things; of sunlight, of air and water.

The same goes for colour. Since colour is everywhere, and all is colour in a manner of speaking, in the hierarchy of values colour is often the poor relation way down at the bottom. Yet when we focus on actual experience, the very sensation and the symbolic value of colour space becomes paramount; the white rose is not red, the white dress is not black. Yet to describe is only to paraphrase.


colour resources

Bruce Macevoy
Virtual Colour Museum
Colour Academy

web tools

Colour Scheme Designer


Tom Mayne talks about his life and works. For more info on his practice see Morphosis.

Elizabeth Diller, Princeton University: Things That Keep Me Up at Night

Elizabeth Diller talks about her recent architectural projects with Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Elizabeth Diller is a Professor of Architecture and MacArthur Fellow at Princeton University School of Architecture.

Places for Learning: New Functions and New Forms

Dean Mitchell talks about the integral relationship between effective education and the architectural space in which teaching and learning take place. William J. Mitchell is the Head of Program in Media Arts and Sciences, MIT Media Lab.

Housing the Lowest Income Americans: The Past, Present and Future of Public Housing

Professor Vale gives a historical overview of public housing in America and talks about his most recent book Reclaiming Public Housing. Lawrence J. Vale is a Professor and Head of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT School of Architecture and Planning.




dublin marek bogacki (+353) 86 871 5827 address: 6, Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1 email:
paris francesca o'brien (+33) 06 19 81 37 97 address: 14, Passage du Sud, Paris 75019 email: