• By Jacqueline Hosford, ASID

Our colorful existence


We humans are all influenced by what we experience about us. In fact we can never quite escape this completely—we are simply wired this way. What we experience becomes part of our comfort level and even our identity. It is familiar, which allows us to feel some level of safeness, because we are less stressed by the familiar.

This innate feeling could not be more powerfully felt than in the ways we experience—and choose—the colors around us.

I recently attended an industry lecture geared toward interior design and architecture professionals. Dee Schlotter of PPG (www.PPG.com) provided fascinating insights into one of the wor