Cultural significance of colours

Each colour carries symbolism that reflects the cultural context in which we operate. These cultural connotations significantly shape our perception of colours. For example, in European culture, black is usually associated with mourning. In contrast, in Chinese culture, it symbolizes happiness and joy, while in India, it represents life. Understanding these differences is crucial for appreciating the cultural significance of colours.

Colour as an integral part of our perception


What we perceive as colour is actually the result of different wavelengths of light and their associated frequencies, processed by the human eye and brain. From a physiological perspective, science confirms that longer light wavelengths, which correspond to warmer colours, have a greater effect on arousal in the human body. Conversely, more muted colours promote feelings of calmness indoors.

Natural colours and their harmony

Colours such as green, brown, beige, muted blue, yellow, and grey—reminiscent of the Earth's natural elementa, are associated with gentleness and elegance. These colours are easy to combine, creating interesting and harmonious interiors that evoke a sense of tranquillity and beauty.

A practical example: the Noor chair


The designers of the Noor chair drew inspiration from nature, creating a form that reflects the harmony and simplicity of natural shapes. The organic lines of the seat and backrest provide comfort and evoke natural forms. The chair's colour palette ranges from muted shades to vibrant tones inspired by nature. Additionally, the use of sustainable, environmentally friendly materials and a sustainable production process underscore respect for the environment.

In this way, the Noor chair not only takes into account the cultural and physiological aspects of colour perception, but also offers practical and aesthetic solutions that can be crucial in creating welcoming and functional spaces.