Libby and Dave
Downtown Los Angeles, CA
Why I use color:
"We moved to our loft space one year ago and with its white walls, white appliances and gray Formica countertops, we just had to jazz it up with some color. Because we're leasing, permanent remodeling of the kitchen was out of the question, so we went to our local Scandinavian department store for the essentials - pantry, cabinets,
shelves, organizers and workspace/island. Then, working with some of the artwork we had collected, I painted the walls each a different color – an orange/rust, a pale celery green and a grayed olive green. These colors all show off our paintings and collection of linens and pottery."
"Try to have fun with your choices. Watch the natural lighting in your space and how it affects the walls at different times of the day. I try to pick color combinations that are a bit odd or not expected. I also keep a collection of decorating books and magazines from the 30s through 60s for influences."
As a garden designer and vintage shop owner, my color selections as well as texture influences are mostly taken from what I see in nature. Also, as a former color stylist in animation, we studied old illustration art for ideas in combining colors.