Color + Type study of a Czech Renaissance château Červená Lhota.
While the perception of color is highly subjective and varies from individual to individual, each culture has its own color palette. Manifesting itself in architecture, food and clothing, these color palettes speak to us about people, traditions and the history of each culture. Having the ability to carry meaning, color is thus a great vehicle to get to know a particular place and culture.
Located in the heart of Europe, the Czech Republic is a place of historical importance. Previously part of the Lands of the Bohemian Crown and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Czech Republic has been affected by the rule of many powerful families. Each ruler left a mark on the country, most importantly through the building of the hundreds of castles and chateaux through which they exerted power. These castles and chateaux, many dating to the 13th century, remain one of the most important aspects of Czech history. Now restored and open to public, they serve as windows to the past, providing glimpses of life that used to be.
Displaying a vibrant complementary color strategy of red and green, the Červená Lhota Chateau color study directly reflects the function of the chateau as a summer residence.
Pragmatics of Color, Prof. Kristin Hughes
Carnegie Mellon University