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Research Article

Color and Light in Architecture and its Effects on Spirits of Space Users in a Psychological View

Reza Babakhani*

Islamic Azad University, Zanjan Unit, Youth and Elite Club, Zanjan, Iran

*Corresponding Author:
Reza Babakhani
Islamic Azad University, Zanjan Unit
youth and Elite Club, Zanjan, Iran
Tel: + 98 21 22 56 51 49
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: August 17, 2016; Accepted Date: January 24, 2017; Published Date: January 30, 2017

Citation: Babakhani R (2017) Color and Light in Architecture and its Effects on Spirits of Space Users in a Psychological View. J Archit Eng Tech 6: 184. doi: 10.4172/2168-9717.1000184

Copyright: © 2017 Babakhani R. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


side in the spaces for a long time and exposed to different radiated energies of color and regular radiation of the colors make longer effects on sprit of space users and it has longer durability. In current world situation, in which psychological and spiritual problems arise in different layers of society, most of the problems are the result of the environmental effects, and this is the environment, causing intellectual deviation of people, home and city considered as environment in which city is composed of mass of homes.

Conditioning relax and pleasant environment provided at homes and individuals in the home live together peacefully, the city and society approach relaxation, however, color and light considered as factors cause relaxation and/or stress, which bear strong and deep effect due to endurance. One shall provide a relax and happy environment through correcting interior decoration and using the light and natural colors as well as their effects. In this study, we move toward an environment in which at first color and lighting composed of organic/natural components, colors and lights directed toward natural colors, second, lighting and color of public places shall increase social communications and we prioritize using colors leading spiritual and psychological relaxation. Meanwhile, we shall remind appropriate use of artificial lights, since most of people are not aware of artificial light`s side-effect, neither know their disadvantageous aspects.

All researchers know that whatever exists in nature is useful and considering man-made things, although there are useful aspect, its considered as an artificial one and its use bears side-effect, since its an artificial and non-natural thing, and all non-natural things bear environmental side-effect, including spiritual and psychological one, etc. One shall consider side-effects of artificial spectrum and lights in current life of human being, and use them with caution.