I've Got Color! Contest: Joanna's Go Green for a Budding DeKooning Room

I've Got Color! Contest: Joanna's Go Green for a Budding DeKooning Room

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Maxwell Ryan
Oct 20, 2005

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."

Color Tips: "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."

Color Resources: "Eliot Porter: The Color of Wildness, Aperture (2001) Eliot Porter's photos of nature will rock the Pantone formula guide any day. Communication Arts Magazine This bible has so many useful articles and beautiful examples of color at work and play."
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