Color With Benefits | Color + Design

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The use of color and its benefits is endorsed on all front: scientifically, psychologically, and spiritually. No matter what your beliefs are, color is a powerful stimulus that we respond to with our minds and body.  Color With Benefits™  is a philosophical process and protocol that I put together to create both residential and commercial environments that use color with an emotional benefit in mind. I believe that beautiful color connections make what's personal and universal, color contrast makes what's important meaningful, and color harmony saves us from visual monotony and fatigue. I am passionately working homeowners, architects and companies to bring clarity and understanding to how color can produce beautiful and visceral spaces that improve lives by engaging the senses on a fundamental level. When beauty is meaningful, it's memorable.

Did You Know?

Color is a powerful stimulus that creates visceral reactions. The “viscera” are the internal organs of the body — especially those located in the large cavity of the trunk (e.g., the heart, liver, and intestines). This area of the body is with associated “gut reactions”. Visceral reactions are generated by things that hit us so hard, like being punched in the stomach or as the English bishop named Edward Reynolds wrote in 1640, “Love is of all other the inmost and most visceral affection.”