Colour study for developers

Information on colour study, scale, form and texture in development.

Colour, along with scale, form and texture plays a significant role in the acceptability of development.

Colour can influence how buildings sit in the landscape, either through integration or through accent and emphasis.

Inappropriate use of colour, no matter how successful the manipulation of form, can render a development unsatisfactory and can seriously jeopardise the integrity of surrounding buildings / streetscape.

Successful use of colour can help to alter perceptions of scale and mass and assist with the legibility of developments, ensuring a contribution not only to the performance of the development but also to the street scene as a whole.