A Development of Biophilic Color Palette Based on ‘Monet’s Landscape Painting

Yoon Young Choi, Hyun Soo Lee

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This study developed and analyzed the biophilic color palette of Impressionist ‘Monet’ based on the biophilia effect of landscape paintings from the perspective of biophilic design pursued by Neuroarchitectural Science, which has a high healing effect in an interior with natural scenery. This is to plan and implement the architectural environment reflecting the biophilia design. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to propose a color palette for biophilia design by extracting and analyzing the color code information of the 'Monet' landscape painting. In order to develop a biophilic color palette for biophilia design, this study used the color extraction process proposed by Choi(2021). The results of this study are as follows; As a result of excluding overlapping colors from a total of 500 colors obtained by extracting 5 main colors for 100 Monet landscape images, each with a color picker, a total of 366 colors were composed as a palette. The GY series was the most frequent with 115 times and 31.42%. R80B was extracted the most with a frequency of 25 and 6.83%. The average blackness was analyzed as 30.20. The average Chromaticness was analyzed to be 27.66. When considering the color scheme of a nature-friendly architectural space, beyond the previous limit that designers intuitively select colors, it is of great significance that it is possible to choose a color within the biophilic color palette derived by extracting the colors directly visible from the natural landscape image through a process for color extraction and plan a space.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-24
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the Architectural Institute of Korea
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Nov

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)


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