When is white too white?


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Extension Chalet 7, Bad Gastein, Austria by Kuehn Malvezzi

I seriously keep wondering why Northern countries keep insisting in using shear white interiors over a shear white (at least half the year) background…Don’t they know that too much white is as bad as no white at all? Haven’t they ears of the “white room” in mental institutions? There is a reason for that you know: white as a calming effect on humans, unfortunately, too much white as tends to provoke an apathy effect to.

I wonder if there is any relationship between the high suicide rates and the excessive use of white and grey color in interior spaces? Could be an interesting research topic…

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