The Effects of the Wall Colors Used in Educational Spaces on the Perceptual Evaluations of Students

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MEGARON, vol.15, no.1, pp.1-12, 2020 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/megaron.2020.87369
  • Journal Name: MEGARON
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-12
  • Keywords: Design, educational spaces, spatial quality, wall color, COEFFICIENT ALPHA, RED, MOOD, SATISFACTION, PERFORMANCE, PREFERENCE, INTERIOR, VIEW
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, it was aimed to determine the perceptual quality of three design studios (warm, cool and neutral) that have different monochromatic color combinations on walls, but with the same characteristic attributes. In the study, real and controllable spaces were used for developing "individual productivity", "social adaptation" and "spatial quality" of the students positively, providing spatial belonging and increasing satisfaction. With this objective, a "spatial evaluation survey" was implemented on 113 students for testing the hypotheses and the data obtained were analyzed with the SPSS program. In conclusion, the warm and cool colored spaces were affected by the students more positively in the "spatial quality" evaluations compared to the neutral colored space and it was determined that the cool colored space had a positive effect on the subjects in the evaluations of the "social adaptation" and "individual productivity" scales.