Bold Color: Colorblocks, Stripes & Gradients

Bold Color: Colorblocks, Stripes & Gradients

Alice Engel
Sep 7, 2010
"Color possesses me," declared Paul Klee. It possesses us, too, especially in the current trend of colorblocking and gradients — a crackerjack way to add bold color without splashing it on your walls. These pieces tend to look their best in clean, simple settings without much competition — but there's always room to break the rules. And, if paint is your thing, commit to it with gusto a la Muriel Brandolini (image #3), or take the edge off with a more subtle gradient shift (image #9). Shown above: 1 PIece by Swiss artist and color theorist, Paul Klee. 2 Study for Homage to the Square, 1963 by Josef Albers - $419 at Room & Board 3 Nuance armchair and footstool by Luca Nichetto for Casamania at Aria 4 Muriel Brandolini’s rainbow riser staircase 5 Rebel Chair, Dune 6 Brunkrissla duvet cover and pillowcase - $19.99 at IKEA 7 Paul Loebach Nesting Tables - $400 at Areaware 8 Pendleton Glacier National Park Blanket, Urban Outfitters, $160 9 Omaggio Kitchen by Reckweg & Nordentoft via thesweetspot 10 Pink gradient wall via bkkhome 11 Pantone Chairs at Seletti's 2010 ICFF booth, image via L. Weekes
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