Beauty refers to one of the following, depending on context.
- Environmental beauty
- Perceived beauty
- Beauty meter
- Physical beauty
Environmental beauty is the numeric value, a positive or negative integer; or zero, assigned to each map tile based on the sum physical beauty of everything in that tile.
Perceived beauty is what a colonist sees of the environmental beauty. Perceived beauty is calculated as the average of the environmental beauty of the visible tiles in an 8-tile radius from the colonist's position.
The beauty meter is found in a colonist's Needs tab and is impacted by the colonist's perceived beauty. Perceived beauty is indicated by a small white arrow below the meter. The beauty meter has certain thresholds that trigger one of six certain thoughts to indicate the colonist's opinion of their surroundings.
Physical beauty is a stat of certain objects such as sculptures, structures, and plants. Items with a quality receive a modifier to their base beauty.
Beauty is a Stat: How enjoyable an object is to be around and look at.