Architectural Color Consulting is about understanding color in context with human response and the architectural environment, and using it to its advantage within the design of the environment. Frank. H. Mahnke, late President of the International Association of Color Consultants/Designers and Founder and Director of the American Information Center for Color and Environment in San Diego, California, said: "From residential dwellings to healthcare facilities, the principles of architectural color design put the client at the center of its purpose. Therefore it is critical that the colorist understands completely the psychological and physiological impact of color. Humane environmental design is an integrative and interdisciplinary process, which cannot be satisfied or expressed only through aesthetic design considerations. It encompasses scientific and artistic disciplines."
An Architectural Color Consultant is called on to create beautiful and harmonious color palettes for the client. The process of specifying color is not just about science or decoration, but a combination of skill and creativity. The outcome of a careful and well thought out color consultation will be an environment that nurtures, energizes, and comforts the occupant.