If you're following our new series on designer-tested (and approved) color palettes, we're happy to introduce contestant number two: Consort Design, and their love of everything blue.
A little background on the firm: Mat Sanders and Brandon Quattrone are the guys behind hip and chic residential and commercial interiors firm Consort, out of Los Angeles. If you frequent any of the uber-popular SoulCycle locales on the West Coast, you’ve seen their work.
Go-to color palette and why it works: To us, blue with just about anything. We use blue as a neutral and always gravitate toward it for the color of a room’s wall.
What one country has the best color inspiration? Barcelona, hands down, for the touches of color you see throughout. Clearly Gaudi’s influence.
Where can a homeowner look for color palette inspiration? Fashion shows are always a great place to sniff out color trends. Also, traveling and visiting different antique and flea markets. It’s weird, but on a very grass-roots level, those vintage dealers often end-up on the same wave-length and you see repeating trends start to form.
If you were to release Pantone’s new color duo of the year, what would you pick? Dark green and pinky maroon - like a rubber plant.
How do you successfully transition from room to room with different color schemes? If you’re planning a new home from scratch, plan the color palette for the entire project and create a dialogue that keeps bouncing around the house. You can absolutely change the color story throughout completely, but a small accessory or accent in a piece of artwork can help create a balance overall and tie in the other rooms so the home doesn’t feel so schizophrenic.
What’s a favorite spot to sneak in some unexpected color? Electronic cords are always an eye sore. We actually love swapping these out for nylon wires in fun colors.
Any other combos you’re dying to try? A room in all electric colors: neon pink, Yves Klein blue, chartreuse. Maybe in a kid’s room or something fabulous in Miami.