The psychology of colours is a world full of contradictions. The few genuine scientific findings are up against a great deal of amateur psychology and an off-the-wall range of esoteric colour theories. But one should not lose sight of the peace-making power of colours. At the Holi festival in India, the caste system and the concept of rich and poor lose all significance when the paint war starts. In Brazil, too, once wrapped in the colourful robes of the carnival, all differences and notions of class are set aside. The rainbow flag, once a symbol of the diverse LGBT movement, also became the flag of peace during the Iraq war. Because wherever people aim to create a system of values based on the principles of harmony, togetherness and peace, they do so with colours. So it’s worth having the courage to play an active part in shaping your own world. One splash of colour after another. Incidentally, a lively interplay of colours is also in evidence in the new S-Class from Mercedes-Benz. 64 colours and ten colour worlds ensure an avant-garde lighting display with spectacular colour changes, depending on the mood you wish to create. However, the ambient lighting is more than just an exciting design element: if desired, the driver is welcomed on-board with a special lighting mood. Colours also perform a communication role, indicating, for example, that the temperature of the air-conditioning system has been adjusted. As a result, your next journey will be almost as inspiring as contemplating a famous work of art.