View the Color Lab collection of images and recordings on Digital Commons @ RISD.


Explore the World of Color


Eight Bathrooms with Colourful Toilets and Sinks

Cajsa Carlson for dezeen
March 5, 2023

Making it Pop: 24 Residential Interiors that Embrace Color Blocking

Claire Brodka for ArchDaily
February 22, 2023

Playing with Hues and Shades: The Power of Color in Building Facades

Valeria Montjoy for ArchDaily
February 1, 2023

PILOT OFFICE Store / maumstudio

Hana Abdel for ArchDaily
January 15, 2023

Eight Hotel Interiors Enriched by Decadent Jewel Tones

Jennifer Hahn for dezeen
January 15, 2023

How to Use Color to Accentuate Architectural Designs

Camilia Prieto for ArchDaily
January 8, 2023

Selvedge Magaine: "Issue 110 To Dye For" with a focus on Colour

SELVEDGE MAGAZINE: A Textile and Creative Interest Publication from The UK
January / February 2023

The Sunflower Houses / Arenas Basabe Palacios + Buschina & Partner

Augustina Coulleri for ArchDaily
December 29, 2022


Color Guide For Water and Wastewater Pipes

Published by TNEMECThe ANSI/ASME Standards for Water Treatment




Terreal's Terracotta Baguettes in Vork Center

On view at ArchDaily
October 4, 2022



Using Colored Glass to Enhance Design: 20 Contemporary Examples

Valeria Montjoy for ArchDaily
September 1, 2022


How Color Affects Architecture

Lilly Cao for ArchDaily
January 12, 2022


The Accidental Invention of the Color Mauve

Matthew Wills for JSTOR Daily
September 28, 2021


Tiffany Blue is Finally Unlocked

Culture Hustle by Stuart Semple


The First New Shade of Blue in Centuries

Hakim Bishara for Hyperallergic
January 26, 2021

Unearthing the Secrets of Color: Sandy Rodriguez

Kim N. Richter for the Getty News
January 13, 2021
Andrew Northop for Hyperallergic
April 6, 2020

Paul Klee’s Bauhaus Notebook is Now Online 

Niall Patrick Walsh for ArchDaily
May 28, 2019

Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color

Cooper Hewitt
Permanent Archive of 2019 Exhibition

Color in A New Light

Smithsonian Libraries
Permanent Archive; updated regularly
Color Served Daily
The RISD Color Lab is a multiplatform space where faculty and students can engage with the one aspect of art and design that draws us all together : COLOR

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Visit the Color Lab
Our exhibition space is viewable from the street at 30 North Main. Our physical materials collection may be requested through the Visual + Material Resource Center at Fleet Library.


colorlab@risd.edu