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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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The elderly color's preferences to be used in designing Printed Upholstery Fabrics


Volume 13, Issue 2, October 2015, Pages 430–451

 The elderly color's preferences to be used in designing Printed Upholstery Fabrics

Sohair Mahmoud Othman1, Rania Elsayed Elaraby Mohamed Elmasry2, and Shaimaa Abd El Aziz Shaker3

1 Department of Textile Printing, Dyeing & Finishing, Faculty of Applied Arts, Helwan University, Egypt
2 Textile printing, Dyeing and Finishing, Faculty of Applied Arts- Helwan University, Egypt
3 Department of Textile Printing, Dyeing & Finishing, Faculty of Applied Arts, Helwan University, Egypt

Original language: English

Received 4 August 2015

Copyright © 2015 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


The elderly passes through many physical and physiological changes which necessarily reflected on the psychological and social features in him. The psychological status in the elderly is a result of a number of factors, each one of them affect positively or negatively on the psyche of the elderly. It is therefore not a typical case of all people, but each one of them has his own case according to the influence of different factors and the extent of his influence. These psychological changes at this stage necessarily require aesthetic formulation of the surrounding environment in order to achieve psychological comfort and calm.
And from this came the research idea of preparing the elderly surrounding environment through designing printed fabrics for furnishing the rooms to suit this stage taste and give the sense of psychological comfort and calm on the elderly. The researcher did this through displaying opinion poll on a sample of elderly people (male and female) to know the preferred color groups to the elderly which raised the feelings of each color group. The recent studies proved that color considered as one of the important design elements. It affects the human when he sees it because of the reflected colors .It gives the elderly the sense of tranquility and comfort or sadness and depression.
It has been recording their color preferences and use them in designing suitable designs for every type of textiles (Curtain- furnishing) by using sample geometrical shapes which inspired from some paintings of modern art. So this study considered as an attempt to compensate for the decline in the mental status resulting from the decline in the physical condition of the elderly and his inability to movement as in the past. Therefore he/she would have to stay at home for long periods and especially in the bedrooms or living rooms, through changing the surrounding environment of the elderly through creating designs suitable for print upholstery fabrics for the elderly rooms according to their preferences of color that rise the positive senses in them.


Author Keywords: The Elderly, The Psychology of Color, Printed upholstery fabrics.


How to Cite this Article


Sohair Mahmoud Othman, Rania Elsayed Elaraby Mohamed Elmasry, and Shaimaa Abd El Aziz Shaker, “The elderly color's preferences to be used in designing Printed Upholstery Fabrics,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 430–451, October 2015.