Vahideh Rahimi Mehr

Journal: Complementary Medicine Journal
Year: 2020

Abstract :

Objective: Environmental factors can affect the brain and affect other organs through the brain. Color and light are among the environmental factors that are considered the main features of architecture and they are more in our control. According to traditional medicine theories, the Temperament of a person and his health is affected by various factors. Color is one of the factors affecting health that has not been investigated by researchers so far, so the purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the color of the environment as an external factor and the Temperament of individuals

Methods: This research is an applied study in term of aims and it has done by a descriptive-survey method. In this article, we examine the relationship between Temperament and color of environmental elements. To investigate the hypothesis, a survey was conducted on 144 housewives in one of the settlements of Kerman. In this study, data were collected through a medical questionnaire of Temperament and field observation of residential units and recording the colors of elements such as walls, ceilings. Data analyszed using the Chi-square test in SPSS V. 22 software.

Results: The results showed that there is a significant relationship between the Temperaments of individuals and the colors of walls, In terms of Warmth and coldness (P<0.001). Also, the results of the test show that there is no significant relationship between the ceilings color with the Temperament of the test subjects. (P=0.517, 0.124, 0.115 & 0.137, respectively)

Conclusion: It seems that there is a significant relationship between the Temperament and the colors used in the environment and the Temperaments of the individuals affected by the color of the surrounding environment. Therefore, architects as the main designers of the building, in collaboration with traditional medicine practitioners with color Temperament knowledge can design interior design and home decoration that enhance the health of users.


Color, Architecture, Traditional Persian Medicine, Temperament