Name: Joanna O. S.
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Why I use color:
"When rooms have color, their functionality can stay fluid. Rather
than calling it "Baby's Room," (which it is,) when it's "The Green
Room," it's also the rumpus zone, the art studio, the tea party
parlor. Color keeps the mind open to unlimited possibilities.
The Green Room walls lend themselves to a pastoral folk art dresser,
some excellent castle curtains, and everyone's favorite carpeting,
Flor tiles. It also offers a subtle backdrop to art by our budding
DeKooning. Extra bonus: Grandma's burgundy wing chair provides some
welcome contrast in the reading nook.
The drab photos are courtesy of ten days of unrelenting rain in New
York, but all you Apartment Therapy readers have good imaginations,
so think of a soft moss and extrapolate at will."
"Make a mix of half white/half color and use this for architectural
accents in the room.
Keep an eye on other rooms: Anywhere you can see from the sightlines
of one room should be in complimentary or contrasting shades.
What's outside your window? Make sure your interior doesn't clash
with the outside environment."
"Eliot Porter: The Color of Wildness, Aperture (2001)
Eliot Porter's photos of nature will rock the Pantone formula guide
Communication Arts Magazine
This bible has so many useful articles and beautiful examples of
color at work and play."