How I Use Color (An Architect’s Guide)
How I Use Color (An Architect’s Guide)


Hey, Eric here with 30 by 40 Design Workshop
talking about how architects think about and use color in our work, and it’s more than
just about aesthetics. Be sure to stick around at the end for all
the tools resources and apps I’m using in my practice. Before we get too far into it I’m sort of
presuming you have a basic working knowledge of the primary, secondary, and tertiary colors,
and that you know the difference between warm and cool tones. If not, there’s a link in the cards that will
bring you up to speed. Now, building on that we have hue saturation
and value. Think of hue as the color, saturation how
intense the color is, and value as how light or dark it is. To build out a full complement of colors for
us to use from the three primary colors we add: tints, which are created by adding white
to a given hue, shades which are made by adding black, and tones by adding gray, which is
essentially differing amounts of black and white. When you’re thinking about color choices,
understand that the value – remember how light or dark it is – influences the amount of light
it will reflect back into a space. A white wall will reflect a little over 80%
of the light that hits it, while a dark wall might reflect less than 10% of the light hitting
it. Now, there’s many different combinations of
colors based on their location and relationship on the color wheel and it’s probably good
to familiarize yourself with them, in practice though, I don’t start by choosing a color
scheme. I always somehow land on either a monochromatic,
neutral, achromatic, or analogous color scheme, but it’s not an intentional practice, it’s
more organic. But, these can be excellent starting points
for any novice working with color. Using tints, tones, and shades of the same
hue, it’s pretty hard to go wrong there. Study the architecture you think is most successful
and I’ll guarantee there’s a thoughtful and obvious approach to material and color being
employed. To construct computer models of clay, or study
models of brown corrugated and white museum board – as we’re taught to do in school – simply
denies this really important layer of color meaning. Your first step though isn’t digging into
your Sherwin-Williams binder and grabbing an off-white, three grays, and a red to test
out. Step one in color design is to recall the
building concept. What’s the goal? What are you trying to do? The concept unifies everything, you’re kind
of lost without it. So, I start by asking: “What’s the story
I’m trying to tell?” Now, the story can be about the place, or
the client, or the occupants, or about the geometry, about natural light, or separation,
or circulation, about openness, or seclusion, or a journey from light to dark, anything
you choose. For me, I like to have an image to lean on
– abstract or not – to use as a reminder of this goal. Often it’s from the site or a nearby location
and I’ll use it to draw color ideas from. But, more on this later. Indigenous materials have always been the
first materials used to create our architecture. It’s no surprise we grabbed the ones we had
nearby first. Look at the city of Siena in Italy. The namesake for the color Siena was derived
from the hue of the terrain there; it was the same clay they used to make their tile
roofs and their bricks. There’s a reason behind the color of the architecture
there and it’s linked to the materials they chose to build with. As an architect, this is the kind of authenticity
I’m always seeking. By contrast, invented or applied colors, like
paint, were – at least historically – a luxury. Only those with means could afford paint. The decision to paint a house, while it was
intentional, was reserved for the wealthy and was actually used to distinguish their
architecture from those of lesser means. Now, that doesn’t mean I don’t use paint,
I certainly do, and it doesn’t have the same implications today that it once did, but it’s
not where I begin thinking about color. Where I begin is by asking how the materials
I’m using can help to convey the story I’m telling more convincingly. Whenever possible I like to begin building
a color palette using natural materials as the foundation. And, the benefit of this kind of color scheme
is that rather than being monochromatic, they quite often exhibit a complex group of tones
and shades and these provide a depth to our spaces that’s difficult to achieve with
paint. One of the hacks I use to build color palettes
for a given project is to pull them from photographs of the surrounding site. Key images aren’t only useful for presenting
your ideas to clients and setting the stage, they can help portray emotion. Most clients have difficulty imagining small
sample colors or a material swatch writ large in a room for example. Now, of course rendering and VR technologies
are quickly changing that but short of those we can use imagery to imply relative balance
of color in a space or convince someone your idea has merit. I can promise you that clients rely on images,
in part, for assurance that they’re not the first ones to sign up for a seemingly quirky
architectural color agenda. Key images can help you minimize or emphasize
a building’s impact by matching or contrasting the tones of the surrounding context. Context color will change your perception
too. Placing a light color near a dark one forces
us to perceive each as being more of what they already are: darker or lighter. This is known as simultaneous contrast. Color is a tool we can use, just like form,
and we can emphasize certain intents, to expand the sense of space using lighter colors, or
to diminish it using darker ones. And, importantly, we can use it to distinguish
between building systems: structure, doors and windows, circulation, service versus served,
horizontal surfaces, or ones that we touch often. Dividing the architecture into systems is
an easy way to sort out all the decisions you’ll need to make. I like to start with the floors and the walls
because they have a lot of visual weight in our spaces and our natural light will be reflected
off these surfaces, but you can start almost anywhere. Architects have very different concerns when
it comes to color than artists or graphic designers do. Because quite often our colors come from the
materials we choose to build with their texture and their reflectance causes us to perceive
their color as different depending on the light that’s illuminating them. Light is married to our perception of color. To understand this without getting too far
into the weeds about visible wavelengths and electromagnetic radiation, you need to know
that all light has a color temperature and it’s expressed in degrees Kelvin. If you’ve been shopping for light bulbs you
might have noticed that they’re classed as warm white, cool white, or daylight balanced. They also all have a degree Kelvin number
on the packaging too. The color temperature of visible light ranges
from what we perceive as very warm – say candlelight – which is around 1500 Kelvin or a 40-watt
incandescent bulb at 2700 Kelvin, all the way up to a cloudless sky at 15,000 Kelvin. Somewhat counter-intuitively, the higher the
number in Kelvin the cooler the light as we perceive it. So, sunrise and sunset are actually quite
warm at 3200 Kelvin, as we get to noon, the whiter light of the Sun is around 5500 K,
that’s usually the temperature of a daylight balanced bulb, and then there’s the even more
diffuse and cooler feeling of an overcast sky at 6500 Kelvin. So, what does all this mean to you the designer? Well, first the colors you select will be
changed by the kind of light illuminating it – whether that’s natural or artificial
– and equally by the exposure of the interior rooms, which direction they receive their
natural light from. In the northern hemisphere, north-facing rooms
receive a whiter, more even light, as they’re illuminated by light reflected from the sky
dome which has a higher temperature in Kelvin. And, that’s whiter light than say a west-facing
room where the setting sun is warmer. Rooms that receive a lot of daylight will
change throughout the day and it all changes again in the evening when we use only artificial
light. If you were to paint two rooms with different
exposures the same color white they would each look different. We talked about hue and lightness earlier
and that comes into play here. A surface’s lightness determines how much
of the light hitting it is reflected back into the space. If you’re designing for a high latitude, for
example, you’ll probably want to use lighter colors to compensate for the lower sun angles
and diminished intensity. Because lighter colors reflect more light
they’ll also impart more of their hue on the reflected light in our space. As a general rule, painting a room one color
will increase how saturated you perceive that color to be because the reflected light is
colored by the surface amplifying it. Reflection can be used in other ways too. A recent renovation project of mine was for
a classic structure here in Maine designed by George Howe. The living space is cantilevered out over
the ocean and he did this really clever thing, he painted all the ceilings inside this very
light shade of blue in a really glossy finish and the effect was to amplify the reflected
light off the water creating a blue colored light reaching the entire interior of the
house. Now, absorption of darker materials can equally
be used to balance and control contrast. Here in the studio, the darker floor and tall
wainscoting helps tame the midday sun entering the skylights and the six months of the year
where snow is covering the ground outside. Had the floor or walls been lighter in tone
the reflections would have made working in here more difficult. Light and color impacts how we feel in a space,
how large or small it feels, how we find our way, and can even modify our behavior affecting
mental acuity, focus, and alertness. Now, there are only a few very universal emotional
color associations. For example, red for stop or green for go. And, there are a great many more cultural
ones: blue for boys, pink for girls. And, nearly infinite personal ones. My childhood bedroom was completely blue:
blue furniture, blue carpeting, blue walls, ceiling, bedding, and drapery, and I don’t
know if that’s to blame, but as an adult I really can’t stand the color blue. You’re probably aware of, or have read about
associations like: red is passionate or energetic, yellow is cheerful, or green and blue are
tranquil. But, these are subject to an enormous variation
depending on your client or end-user’s personal or cultural associations. White has very different meanings in Western
culture than it does in Eastern cultures for example. Although much of this research is subject
to personal interpretation there is a body of color research out there that proves some
of the more common ideas you’re probably familiar with, things like lighter colors expand space
and darker ones contract it. NASA, the US Space Agency, has done extensive
research with respect to colors’ impact on space environments so, if you want to take
a really deep dive on this check out the video linked in the cards, it’s actually really
interesting. Boring, right? That’s the point. Neutrals are naturally harmonious and don’t
demand attention like brighter hues might. We tend to tire of bold, highly saturated
hues over time while neutrals, because they’re not dominant, tend to have longer staying
power. Neutral color schemes allow interior objects
to assume a more dominant role. Think about a museum’s interior palette, most
often they’re rendered in a neutral scheme, especially in the galleries, to let the artwork
take prominence. A neutral color palette allows me to highlight
forms and structure, shadows are read easily on lighter tones, while darker tones will
tend to recede. So, they allow me to highlight objects and
personal effects in residential architecture over, a brightly colored wall, let’s say. They interact with daylight and candlelight
in very predictable ways, and they’re always subtly changing, with the objects inside,
with the changing light of the seasons; they rarely look the same. So, for me, neutral palettes allow the architecture
to function as a container for the context, its occupants, objects, and just life. Okay, now for some of the key tools I use
when I’m building color palettes. For my key images I’m often just using the
camera on my phone and editing the images in Lightroom or Snapseed. The apps I like for choosing color palettes
are: the Pinterest app, where I can curate different boards of key images, sample materials,
color schemes, fabrics, paint color chips, and I can share these with my clients or a
remote project team. I also like the Pantone app and Adobe Capture
CC, for building color palettes from photos especially ones I want to bring into Photoshop. The augmented reality in the Sunseeker app
will help you determine how natural light will impact your color selections. Also, I really like this little bi-colored
LED light panel for testing color perception at 5500 K and 3200 K lighting scenarios. It’s portable, and it’s actually great for
model photography too. The Sherwin-Williams app, Color Snap or the
comparable Ben Moore Color Capture allows you to build a palette of their colors right
from a photo or even a Pinterest pin. Also included are paint calculators, the ability
to save a palette, and scan color numbers and see them in rooms. Having paint chips and physical samples on
hand are always helpful. In addition to my rolling cart sample library,
I’m a fan of Sherwin-Williams Architect’s Sample Kit which has more color swatches with
tricky names than you ever knew existed. You might also grab a fan deck from Behr and
Benjamin Moore too if you prefer those brands. And then there’s the beautifully neutral color
schemes from Farrow & Ball. Now, if they won’t send you this stuff for
free – and they should – head to a hardware store and help yourself. The coated samples are really great for model
making by the way. Remodelista has a number of architecture paint
palette posts for you to browse online, or you might consider their book. Ilse Crawford is a fantastically gifted, interior
designer, she has a book called A Frame for Life, and if you haven’t read my perennial
favorite, Thinking Architecture by Peter Zumthor, it’s basically required reading. Then there’s the classic, In Praise of Shadows;
also check out graphic design and typography books they have just beautiful color schemes. There’s Pantone sourcebooks, and I also like
to look outside of our profession – there’s Alinea by Grant Achatz, I use maps for inspiration,
magazines like Dwell and Wallpaper and even catalogs from CB2 or online ones from Huckberry. Now, these are style guides, I know, but they
often have all these coordinating accessories of life that can inspire your color palette. I’ll include a few videos in a playlist and
link those up in the description too. Now, if I’ve helped you at all with this video
do me a favor and smash that like button below. Also, I’m planning to do a quick-fire Q&A
soon so, if you post your questions in the comments or up-vote your favorites, I’ll try
to answer them in a future video. All of you who stick around to the end here,
you get yours answered first. Thanks as always for coming back here each
week to watch the video, appreciate you guys! I’ll see you again next week, cheers!

100 thoughts on “How I Use Color (An Architect’s Guide)”

  1. Salma Chikhaoui says:

    Make tutorials about orthogonal drawings😊

  2. Leens says:

    Thanks for these videos. I just started my first semester in college majoring in architecture. I'd really a appreciate a video on the basics of model making. I've been having trouble cutting chipboard and other materials.
    I have an assignment on something called "Kit of Parts". Totally lost on that. We're required to make planes; (2) 4cm x 1cm, (3) 8cm x 3cm, (2) 6 cm x 4cm, (1) 12 cm x 5cm, and a cube of 6cm x 6cm x 6cm. All made out of chipboard. We're exploring three-dimensional systems of organization and space making. I need to keep balance, symmetry, and stasis in mind while doing this project. I'm allowed to notch the parts when intersecting but I can't cut them in half or anything. My composition should be able to sit flat on a table on TWO sides. All the planes and solids must be connected perpendicular to each other and layering planes on top of each other is not allowed. If you have any tips, I'd really appreciate it.

    And thanks again for making these videos. I'm always watching whenever you upload.

  3. Andylolize says:

    I'd love to see what you can share with us about lights in the architecture. Artificial and natural. Loving the series man!
    Good job.

  4. Clarisse Padilla says:

    I wish I saw this earlier 🙁 I just finished rendering my structure and I think I messed up. Damn. I shouldn't have kept my do not disturb enabled..

  5. Clarisse Padilla says:

    Question!! What do you do when a client won't approve any design you throw at them? I'm really behind with my Architectural Design class because for the past two weeks, I've made five sets of concept sheets for my professor and it's gotten me nowhere

  6. Pilette alain says:

    great vid again. after 20 years at the painting academy and 15 yrs practice this vid really hit the spot!

  7. Joseph VanWagoner says:

    Do you have any advice for someone pursuing architecture but is color blind?

  8. HarryYese says:

    Hey Eric,
    Three weeks ago I posted a question about what I should do with my time and after a really inspiring comment from you I duct taped my laptop shut and started living life. Boy, has it been one helluva three weeks! I started building my own desk (which is both unique and beautifully designed and really fun to make), I bought a guitar, started drawing, connected with some old friends, took a few long walks and did some more stuff. Thank you for inspiring me! I will keep you posted when I have more news!

  9. J R says:

    …or forgo the colour and stick with black:  http://www.archilovers.com/stories/9700/why-do-architects-wear-black.html

  10. Conall Gifford says:

    question for your Q&A:
    out of all of your projects that you have done which one is your favourite?

  11. James Mason says:

    Hey Eric, hope your doing well. Loved the video and colour is so important if you know how to use it properly. I like getting a lot of my references from concept art. Lots of good advice and inspiration as always !! Thanks a bunch Eric

    My question for the q & a would be what should we as Architects be doing to improve our cities and designs for the future ?

  12. ahmed kadhim says:

    thank you very much

  13. Pacha McTacha says:

    nice video, love your work!
    could you do a video talking about ladders, stairs and steps?

  14. Abel Gonzalez says:

    Is funny today I had a lecture of color and light were I study architecture. Thank you for this video.

  15. Sooraj Sharma says:

    Waking up watching your video. Just tonnes and tonnes of important knowledge. Also, loving your studio. Thank you, it's great!

  16. Ithilween Shadowsong says:

    My question (already told you but… i insist) how you learn to build? to the point you get enough knowledge to go on with your own projects almost alone?

    Also i think you missed a really important fact about colors in architecture: you talked about the temperature feeling but not about how the color actually change the real temperature of a room + how the geographic/country location matters, for example isn't the same to get the temperature of 2 rooms (same materials, dimensions, etc) painted in black with 2 windows one to the east and the other to the west, one room located somewhere in the North or South of the planet and the other one in the mid or in Australia.

    Keep going with the awesome vids.

  17. Er Javed Ahmad Bagwan says:

    Hi
    Sir I am form india . I couldn't buy your architect startup tool kit because of no creditcard and no paypal account so kindaly help.
    Thanks for such usefull guidance. stay blessed.
    Javed Attari

  18. João Dreilich says:

    Hi! I am an architecture student from Brazil and every time I watch videos about architecture made by or for architects I see that you guys have good (when not excellent) drawing skills. Could you talk about your formation and if the architecture schools in US pay a lot of attention to this artistic side of our profession.
    Your channel is great and I always learn one thing or another from your videos! Keep the good work!

  19. Jackeyesview says:

    WHAT WILL YOU THINK ABOUT ZAHA HADID DESIGNS?

  20. illustrious1 says:

    Very nice video.

    What is a challenge you've overcome as a architect that you are proud of? What is a challenge you have yet to overcome and are excited about the struggle to conquer it?

  21. eaglecot says:

    Thanks for titleing "How I.."! I really appreciate that. However in the video it says "how to..". You can't have it all I suppose.

  22. Christoph Holzfurtner says:

    quickfire question: how do i get a feel for dimensions? roomsize etc.

  23. litoboy5 says:

    great

  24. Mark P says:

    Excellent. Well crafted, researched and narrated. Thank you so much for sharing.

  25. Reethi Tallam says:

    Amazing video 🙂 Very happy to learn so many things on this channel……and my question is: can you share about your thesis research topic and what tips can you give for a final year student who is doing his/her thesis?
    Thank you!!

  26. Krishna Rajale says:

    Sir, As i m leaning Auto CAD, is Photoshop important if so to what degree i should learn to use it or other software??

  27. Epic Army Of One says:

    I've heard a time or two before that restaurants use a shade of red because it enhances your appetite.

    does that actually work??

  28. Gourav Dey says:

    where is the video link you mentioned in the video about the color research by NASA ?
    love the content as always .
    keep going.
    God bless.

  29. Ali Abbas Patel says:

    Hey my name is Ali, I am 15 years old and I want to be an architect. I wanted to know if there are any good books to improve my drawing and my architectural skills?

  30. anxsfox says:

    I'm so thankful I found your channel. I was so skeptical on going to study architecture but just by watching your videos my hope is back.
    you have probably talked about it already but I'm curious : how did you get interested in architecture?

  31. marcos sanchez says:

    my question for the q&a: how do you attract new clients to an architecture studio, what kind of marketing is done in this environment?

  32. Barla Naveen Reddy says:

    Can you share more examples on Colors that changed the space enteirly than the form of building.

  33. Mijail PV says:

    good video…… Greeting from Bolivia

  34. Diego Vela says:

    I think that vegetation and insects are also a good source of inspiration for color compositions

  35. Pete Collings architect says:

    "MORE MAGENTA!" ~Pete Collings

  36. teneagle1 says:

    Thank you for the video its very informative.

  37. R. Mercado says:

    Your architect philosophy is wonderful! I’m coming back!

  38. José Esteban Heredia Quijada says:

    Eric! I must thank you, you always come and save me in different moments of my life as an architecture student. My question: In your opinion, what does it take to be a Pritzker winner? And how does the world starts noticing great architects?

  39. Ali Abbas Patel says:

    One more question are the any good universities for bachelor's degree?

  40. Khalid Hassan says:

    my question is: how good is an interior design background for someone who wishes to get a master in architecture and eventually get licensed. Also, what is the difference between the work of an interior designer, and an architect who works/specializes within interiors, or is there even a difference?! Would mean a lot to me if these questions were answered, i've been doing research and always get a round about answer 🙁

  41. Dave Z says:

    Perhaps this is the best channel on YouTube.

  42. Jazz Ind says:

    hi.i m happy to subscribe to ur channel.

  43. MaZEEZaM says:

    Loads of great info here thanks 😀

  44. MaZEEZaM says:

    Hi Eric, it would be great if you could do a video on photography from a site analysis point of view.

  45. Andreea Pescar says:

    Great video..very informative. I would be curious to know which books influenced you the most as an architect.

  46. Jazz Ind says:

    can you please make a video on elevation designs for various locations of plots in a city..like for instance in a a scarcely populated density to the most populated once..n ow to choose the style of the building between vernacular to contemporary de constructivism etc

  47. Jazz Ind says:

    can you please make a video on elevation designs for various locations of plots in a city..like for instance in a a scarcely populated density to the most populated once..n ow to choose the style of the building between vernacular to contemporary de constructivism etc

  48. Jazz Ind says:

    can you please make a video on elevation designs for various locations of plots in a city..like for instance in a a scarcely populated density to the most populated once..n ow to choose the style of the building between vernacular to contemporary de constructivism etc

  49. Jazz Ind says:

    can you please make a video on elevation designs for various locations of plots in a city..like for instance in a a scarcely populated density to the most populated once..n ow to choose the style of the building between vernacular to contemporary de constructivism etc

  50. Jazz Ind says:

    can you please make a video on elevation designs for various locations of plots in a city..like for instance in a a scarcely populated density to the most populated once..n ow to choose the style of the building between vernacular to contemporary de constructivism etc

  51. Min Min says:

    Thank you for another great video!

  52. Dorwen Yu says:

    Hello Eric! I want to ask if the Sherwin-Williams sample kit is also accessible to architecture students like me? And can I buy it online?
    Thank you very much for your videos! You really helped me a lot!

  53. Javier Cornejo says:

    Por favor puedes poner traducción en español?

  54. Paulo Rocha says:

    Thank you for the lessons, i always learn a lot here. 🙂

  55. to see world says:

    nice

  56. Mahefa Reboza says:

    Hi Eric,
    Watching you from Cape Town South Africa. I am learning a lot of things from you. Thank you very much. God bless u

  57. Aizeder Iriondo says:

    This is so good!! Than you very much!!

  58. C V says:

    this is by far the most interesting channel i've found a quite a while, and i watch youtube videos all day. but im actually a funeral director, not an architect ;D

  59. jesus martinez says:

    Hello Eric, just dropping by to give you big props on the videos you make. I am a beginning first year architecture student at a college in Los Angeles and all the time I'm looking for really cool and interesting things to inspire me, to dream bigger and I found your channel and i immediately got stuck watching your videos. I subscribed and will definitely keep watching for inspiration. I don't have any questions yet, as I find your videos very informative, clear and straight to the point, but I'm sure I'll storm in with questions as I dig into architecture more. It'd be so cool to see one of your projects first hand!

    Thanks again,
    Jesus M.

  60. Nancy Spicer says:

    that was very good!! I am dusting off my color theory books from my certificate in residential planning. .kitchen design. It helps to have a point of reference through a lecture. Then be able to research from that point!! I have been trying to do this on my own and failing but watching your videos has given me a spark of hope. Thanks for your wealth of knowledge. You know I am not in the position to be that architect but I want to be able to help and architect draw plans in cad and brainstorm. Take on jobs or freelance. Is this a possibility to aim for? Is there schooling online that I can take like skillshare etc. where the classes are affordable. Like a community college. I am working around my boundaries. Thanks

  61. Aset Sadyk says:

    cool video? thanks

  62. Benton Williams says:

    HEY 30X40, love your videos. Keep up the great work.
    One question….
    WHERE IS THAT NASA LINK YOU TALK ABOUT??? PLEASE POST IT !!

  63. Mira Diab says:

    FOR THE Q&A: after getting our masters in architecture you think we should do a specialist MASTERS ( Urbanism – sustainable architecture…) OR START WORKING ???

  64. Bryan Greifinger says:

    I think you pack the most information into one short video than anyone else on Youtube. Thanks again for an amazing video !

  65. eod2001 says:

    I am an interior design student at a local college and your video was a required watch in class today.
    I was so excited!! When I was asked about the video, I mentioned to my professor I had seen the video before. That I was a subscriber, I’d watched a number of your videos, and really liked how easy you make it all seem. Kudos to your videos 👍. I did go on with more praises about you and your channel. I think you would make a terrific college professor.

  66. Philip Martin says:

    Hi Eric

    Great as usual … I love the way you speak about a subject and then find it is relevant to all the creative disciplines… the depth of each of your videos whilst being concise is also amazing…. thanks for your insights into so many areas of relevance to every one of us regardless of profession…🤐

  67. NIZEYE Lewis says:

    Big thks for this VIDEO Eric… I am a Civil Engineer, but I love architecture and would love to know more. Bcoz of my background some of the concepts u share are new to me, can u kindly recommend a book about colors and light… Thks again!

  68. Sara Pearce says:

    Hi, just discovered your site and I'm loving it. I'm a first year architectural technologist student in Canada (mature student). Just wondering if you have any advice on where to get prevailing wind information (especially if you can't visit the site more than once). Thanks!

  69. Tripti Saravgi says:

    Hi Eric
    Firstly i would like to thank for doing such great videos .Secondly, do suggest any books related to the topic in the above video
    thanks in advance
    🙂

  70. Eui Jin Ban says:

    Lovely

  71. Dulguun Batgerel says:

    Thank you! so much sir …

  72. Becca Reynolds says:

    I am enrolling on architecture course once I have completed my Diploma I am so glad that I have found your channel… Thank you 🙂

  73. Schraubtischtäter says:

    gdmn, I am so happy I found you and your videos! Although I am working as a sculptor actually, but being influenced a lot by architecture, I love being inspired by architects!

  74. Isabela Baêta. says:

    greatings from brasil

  75. Shiv Prasad says:

    Slow down 😁

  76. Prakriya Designstudio says:

    your vedios are really helpful ! thanks

  77. Wesley Hardin says:

    Great work! I really enjoy your videos. I wanted to get to know more about the use of the sun in designing. I will refer to this video! Thanks again! 🙂

  78. johann le roux says:

    Hi Eric, in addition to this, how do you use form to compose the aesthetic? thanks. Have you made a video to explore that?

  79. kavya architize says:

    I really like your videos as you are providing information that is very important and not explained in architecture school but acquired by experience. Really appreciate your initiative. thank you.

  80. Erkan Kaderoğlu says:

    you are great Eric

  81. alan carrasco says:

    fist time i watch. already adicted. what a channel man

  82. Patricia Lee says:

    Very useful al your videos , thanks a los for sharing your experiencia and knowledge. Blessings

  83. Judith Williams says:

    This was fascinating and thought provoking. Extremely helpful. Many thanks for all the inspiration and education.

  84. sy2 says:

    finaly a video that give's a good basic on architecture and color

  85. lili721 says:

    Professional, well thought through, informative…Thank you!

  86. Mustapha Taki says:

    I was looking for you.

  87. Justin Yowell says:

    I am a second year architect student and these videos really help me elevate my designs. I have a fair amount of knowledge about color, design, structure, light etc but you touch on a lot of points that i hadn't really thought about as much. Thank you! keep it up!

  88. MarceloPauline Santos Cupertino says:

    YOU ROCK!!! Great

  89. Laura Augustine says:

    Thank you so much for all you share Eric. I've really enjoyed your book too. As a student of Architecture, your work has been really helpful.

  90. božana Šormaz says:

    The great source of informations…I like your videos before I see them….such a great job 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

  91. Pu Sun says:

    if u noticed, the background music kinda reflects his Arch subconsciousness

  92. Graphic Society says:

    Thank you for the awesome video. I wish the jump cuts didn’t exist. It seems like you’re speaking with no breaks for taking a breath.

  93. Alfonso Alvarado says:

    MIN 5:00 BARAJAS, MADRID! <3

  94. Mansard Manor says:

    Great content, alot to follow.
    Although, with my education, I was able too do so 😊

    Side note: the Hard Cuts in video editing made it difficult to follow visually and verbally. Even though you made complete sense.
    Just SUBSCRIBED, looking forward to seeing your other content.

    Ps: perhaps you could interject how ethnic groups use different color palettes. As in this video, Scandinavian, Swiss even Bohemian styles can fit this narrative.

  95. Andrew says:

    nice editing work

  96. Alyson Draper says:

    Fabulous video. Thank you.

  97. Missael Gonzalez says:

    Please, make this video with spanish subtitles

  98. Darvesh Singh says:

    There are so many cuts in the audio its getting harder to concentrate on the content !!

  99. HSAMaverick says:

    Great video as always! Could you tell me which font you are using in your videos? thank you!

  100. Ana Campo Paul says:

    Thank you so this great video and channel. I would like to know where is it possible to get a sample kit for colours like yours? I checked in supplier website that it doesn't come as an option. Thanks

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