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COLOR YOUR WORLD - CONFIDENTLY

By CLARICE SMYTH

“To achieve design perfection it is imperative to remain firmly-flexible with the design plan.”

CREATE A COLOR STORY

COLOR YOUR WORLD - CONFIDENTLY

COLOR YOUR WORLD – CONFIDENTLY

Creating a color story for your design is much easier when focusing in on an inspiration piece as a starting point. The inspiration piece you choose may or may not actually end up in your final design, sometimes it simply acts a a gauge or reminder of the feel or look you are aiming for as an end result. 

To hone in on your design possibilities make a list of words based on the inspiration piece you have chosen and have grounded in the senses. What  look, feel, sound, taste, or smell does it evoke.  

In one of the photos above the inspiration piece was the painting of a woman.   It evoke a sensual, sophisticated, classic, rich, Art Deco, Art Nouveau vibe. The color scheme is aubergine, antique gold, cream, and silver. There are other colors present but they are filler not focal. 

COLOR BOTTLES

Color includes everything and color can be neutral. In this space there are light, mid, and dark tones of wood; white, off white, and pale stone; black, silver, and clear; and pops of primary colors.  It is important to distribute the colors throughout the soace to create balance and harmony. 

The inspiration for a space deign can be based on a collection. In the photo above there is a collection of Mid Century glass bottles. This collections evokes images of Mid Century Modern Design and could lend itself to fun and funky or a restrained palette induced with pops of color.   

The key to a successful Color Story is planning. Choose an inspiration piece, make a word list based in the senses, assign the colors to specific areas of the space, and remain firmly-flexible with the plan.

Firmly-flexible is be firmly committed to the decisions that you made,  so that you do not lose site of the plan. However; flexible enough not to let obstacles stop you and to keep the finish design from looking too rigid and calculated. 

 

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