A key to successful architecture is the integration of all aspects of structure, materials, color, texture and pattern. My experience detailing the most durable and elegant materials used in high-end commerical interiors has given me a broad understanding of the use of stone, tile, terrazzo, solid wood, wood veneer, glass, concrete, fabric and paint.
One can build a brilliant work of architecture, but if the last fraction of an inch, that is the fraction we see (the wood, tile and paint), is not skillfully selected, then the indended effect is compromised. Color has a logic that is as rigorous as that of form and space. Just as music has the potential for "rightness," color must be in tune, rhythmic, and emotionally meaningful.