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CT logo fnl1sylvia-obrien-picSylvia O'Brien is creative director of Colour Theory, a colour consulting firm in Toronto, Canada. With a history of painting, sculpture & design she started Colour Theory in 2000. Always with something new to learn she terms colour 'a bottomless topic'. Focused on colour for architecture , the psychology of colour is her personal favourite facet of the bottomless topic. Her Motto: " Colour is not only science – it is emotion". Sylvia makes choosing colors for exteriors and interiors fun, and may use client's decorative art or other personal items as a starting point.

                      

Psychology of Colour in the Educational Environment
When it comes to colour in the learning environment, function trumps aesthetics. Colour trend & other such frivolities have no power here. The science of colour psychology is the reason to pick a blue over a red, or an orange over…...
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Psychology of Colour in the Health Care Environment
By Sylvia O'Brien Colour is an influence on everything. It seeps into our consciousness whether we know it or not. The psychology of colour is especially connected to the healing process. It is a known fact that our state of mind…...
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Work & Play in Coloured Glass
By Sylvia O'Brien Imagine wearing a pair of glasses that change colour all the time, shifting perception & stimulating the mind. Sounds like fun, yes? This month I wanted to highlight two buildings that do just that. The first one…...
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Architecture in Technicolour
By Sylvia O'Brien Like a beautiful and precious gift box, this charming bank building contrasts it's purpose. When we think of the financial industry we usually think of serious colours such as grey, or grounding colours such as brown to…...
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A Tale of Blue Cities
By Sylvia O'Brian A city painted blue seems like fantasy, but there are three very real blue cities each with their own tale as to why they're blue. First, there is Jodhpur, India. Jodhpur has been around since the 15th century…...
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The power of a red wall
By Sylvia O'Brien   This red wall spans three stories of an old converted 19th century Victorian rowhouse in Toronto, Canada. The house has been remodeled at least twice and had very little of it's original character left. This wall…...
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Community in Full Color
By Sylvia O'Brien: Being Canadian & in the colour business I can't help but be charmed by the landscape of some of our east coast cities. St. John's Newfoundland, for example (see photos) 'thumbs it's nose' at the harsh climate…...
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Learning to see color
By Sylvia O'Brien It is debated that the average human eye can perceive up to ten million colours or more. To see colour... I mean actually see it, means that we have to learn to look, decipher and categorize it.…...
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