Joan's "Hot Intensity" Room

Joan's "Hot Intensity" Room

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Carrie McBride
Sep 24, 2014
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Name:
Joan
Location:
Lincoln, NE
Division:
Warm
Inspiration for my palette:
I've been adding red items for years. Recently, I moved to an apartment (in an art gallery!) with a beautiful tangerine accent wall, and I bought myself a nonobjective painting with gorgeous reds, oranges, and neutrals for my birthday a few days after the move with the intention of placing it on the tangerine wall. But I used a Chinese painting on the accent wall, along with some Ikea poppy stickers -- and placed the new painting on a different wall to add color. I have taken a couple of wooden antiques and painted them with "my" colors. The drop-leaf table's drawers reminded me of a Rothko painting, so that guided my painting. I repurposed a cabinet I'd used as a pantry in my previous apartment: painted it red and use it to display family photos.
Colors used in my room:
Orange, red, tangerine
Tips for using color successfully:
Use different values and intensities of the same color, and consider adding adjacent colors. Take inspiration from some of your favorite artworks. I'm beginning to suspect that the way we align or arrange our colors is as important as the colors themselves.
Palette:
Hot Intensity
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