The founder of Dwell, Lara Hedberg Deam, has put together the first of four color palettes that will be rolled out over the course of the year. Easy for consumers to implement, she gives a bold base color, a counterpoint and in this case, two neutrals that suit the stronger colors. We like her choices, which she presents in a video... Deam explains that she looked to the modern masters for inspiration and for this palette in particular, she studied Corbusier's Polychromie Architecturale. Deam explains that polychromie is the use of more two or more colors in one room and that Corbusier believed that you could use color to both create and accentuate architecture.
She choose Relay Red as the powerful bold color that you "can build a palette around", then added the counterpoint of pale Cloud Blue. Rounding out the palette is a very dark grey, Artist Grey, and a cool neutral, Pale Grey. All paints are from Ralph Lauren Paint.
It is a palette that absolutely feels rooted in classic modernism, one that could brighten any space while bringing in the warmth gained by giving a gentle homage to history. Nice!