Please tell us your inspiration for the patterns and colors of and what these mean to you. Also what is your best advice when choosing a color for a room?
My best advice for choosing color for a room is to paint very large swatches and view it at different times of day as the light changes. The little chips from the paint store just don’t cut it!
My inspiration for the patterns and colors of the Schumacher line was our clothing collection. Our clothing collection is primarily inspired by living in southern California—the light, landscape, architecture and climate. I am also very inspired by my childhood growing up in California. I’m especially attracted to prints and colorations from the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. All of the patterns in the Schumacher line are prints we had done in the past in apparel, with the exception of one. We changed the colorations on some—for example, the driftwood grouping—greys, taupes and acid yellow combinations—were not offered in the clothing collection. But others-- like the punch Pisces print –were exactly the same. We do a lot of bright color in our clothing, so if anything, the Schumacher colors are a notch toned down.
We really love the color range in both your fashion and fabric lines. (super inspiring!) Tell us the role color plays in the design and conceptual process of your textiles.
Trina Turk is an optimistic brand, and to me, bright color is optimistic. I agree with whomever said (I wish I could remember who!) that “there are no bad colors, only bad color combinations”. That being said, I definitely am drawn toward clear, clean, bright color. There is something interesting about tonalities of
color--using the same color in varying depths within a textile print. I also like to combine neutrals with brights within prints and love the power of black—a black ground print is often the most striking version. Color and fabrication are the 2 most important ingredients in what we do.
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