Colourology and Lazerian Space
05 Jul 2021
Within the concept of LAZERIAN SPACE there are several factors that were essential to ensure that the space worked as a creative multi-sensory experience. One of the important elements was the visual design of the space.
Even before the creation of the 6 aluminum pods, the interior of the stations were deliberately destined to be original in both design, size and internal colour. It was always predetermined that the space be a collection of colour, especially since some of the influence was a urge to capture some of the colour that was evident during the pandemic especially in the form of the rainbows that became a symbol of hope and support across the nation.
With this in mind and an desire to delve even deeper into the importance of colour, research with regards to what colours were needed and in what position they were best to be placed was undertaken.
The importance of colour design stems from the significance of colour to the human mind. Colour creates ideas, expresses messages, spark interest, and generate certain emotions. Within the psychology of colours, warm colors show excitement, optimism, and creativity; cool colors symbolize peace, calmness, and harmony. A mixture of these dotted around the space would help to create a part of the multi-sensory experience that was the ultimate goal.
The red station is one that has pride of place at the front of LAZERIAN SPACE. One of the first pods you see when you step in and certainly one that is visible to passersby on the pavements of King St, it was important to get this one right.
Red is the warmest and most dynamic colours, it can evoke feelings of passion and excitement. It can even increase a persons heartbeat. A great hue to entice creative and other like-minded people into a space. If you want to draw attention to a design element, use red.
Red draws attention like no other- red is universally used as the color that means “stop.” Red is used professionally to capture attention, elicit emotion, and convey confidence. It radiates a strong and powerful energy that motivates people to take action.
Red is the color of heightened emotion, strength, and power. It’s invigorating, intimidating, and it’s never boring. Which is why its ideal to stand tall at the front of the space.
What do you envisage when you think of yellow? Sunshine, sunflowers and smiley faces? Well that’s probably because yellow is associated with laughter, hope and sunshine. Its present will make people feel optimistic, cheerful, happy and spontaneous.
Yellow is absolutely invigorating. It stimulates our nerves, glands, and brain, making us more alert and energized. Yellow boosts our memory, and it encourages communication. It’s a colour that promotes activity and interaction.
The colour yellow relates to acquired knowledge. It is the colour which resonates with the left or logic side of the brain stimulating our mental faculties and creating mental agility and perception. Being the lightest hue of the spectrum, the color psychology of yellow is uplifting and illuminating, offering hope and fun.
In the meaning of colours, yellow inspires original thought and inquisitiveness. Yellow is creative from a mental aspect, the color of new ideas, helping us to find new ways of doing things. It is the practical thinker, not the dreamer.
The colour green relates to balance and harmony. From a colour psychology perspective, it is the great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart.
From a meaning of colour perspective, green is also the colour of growth, the colour of spring, of renewal and rebirth. It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well being. This is why there is so much of this relaxing colour on the earth, and why we need to keep it that way.
Green is calming, stress-relieving, and–a bit paradoxically–invigorating. It’s been shown to improve reading ability and creativity. Its used for spaces intended to foster creativity and productivity, and we associate green with progress–think about giving a project the “green light”.
Green is an emotionally positive color, giving us the ability to love and nurture ourselves and others unconditionally.Having the green pod towards the centre of Lazerian Space is a way to get people to relax even more the further into the space they venture.
Pink is the colour of love, warmth, and tenderness. Is romantic, loving, and intimate, thoughtful, and caring. It stirs empathy and sensitivity, representing compassion, nurturing, and love. It refers to the unconditional love and understanding as well as giving and receiving. The pink station at Lazerian Space is a cosy pod made for two and ideal for a cosy date.
Pink is a combination of red and white. It contains the need for action from the red. And the possibility of success with some view into the interior of the white. The passion and power of red and purity, openness, and completeness of the white. The darker the pink, the more passionate and energetic.
The psychology of pink gives a sign of hope. It is a positive color that inspires warmth and soothing emotions. It soothes and relieves feelings of anger, aggression, hatred. Exposure to large amounts of pink has a calming effect on the nerves. Pink is looking for gratitude, respect, and admiration. It means good health and success.
In colour psychology, pink’s colour meaning revolves around femininity, playfulness, immaturity and unconditional love as well as the sweetness and innocence of the child in us.
Blue is the colour of peace and harmony, the colour of maturity, rationality, precision, capabilities, high values. It is also the colour of trust, honesty, and loyalty.
In terms of colour, psychology blue is reliable and responsible and points to internal security and trust.
It is idealistic, improves our self-expression and our ability to communicate, which can inspire higher ideals. The wisdom of the blue comes from its higher degree of intelligence, from the spiritual perspective, dedication, religion.
It is conservative and predictable. It is nostalgic: living in the past, joining all the present and future in the experience of the past. Positive attributes of blue are loyalty, trust, integrity, sensitivity, reliability, responsibility, perseverance, composure, dedication.
There’s a reason we think of blue as relaxing; it actually tends to lower our heart rates, blood pressure, and even our body temperature. Blue can have an effect on the pituitary gland, affecting our sleep patterns, and it can slow our breathing as well.
The blue station is towards the rear of the space and can easily seat a large group. Ideal for a relaxing evening catching up with family, friends and loved ones.
Towards the rear of the space is the black station. Standing steady and one of the biggest pods its there to envelope its visitors and create a comforting experience.
Black is the colour of mystery and the unknown, the color of protection.
In the psychology of colours, black means protection against external emotional stress. It provides comfort while protecting their feelings and emotions and also hidden their weaknesses, insecurity, and lack of confidence. It also means power and control, discipline, independence, and strong will.
Due to its strength, black is intimidating, unfriendly, and unapproachable. It exudes authority and creates fear in the process. Black hides, while white reveals.
It absorbs negative energy, so it protects us from harmful and negative things in normal daily activities outside the home.