ColorTherapy Survey: The Caravaggisti Palette

ColorTherapy Survey: The Caravaggisti Palette

Maxwell Ryan
Jul 24, 2007

OK, so I made this color palette up myself. But a dear friend and fellow artist recently suggested that we paint an entire apartment using the colors of a Caravaggio painting. Not one to only think inside the box myself, I took up the gauntlet...

I began by pulling colors out of Supper at Emmaus using my color chooser in photoshop, and came up with the following color palette:

Clockwise from upper left:
Villa Torlonia VM63
King Henry VM104
Duke Red VM 68
Faded Clouds VM13
Gertrude VM62

Then we searched for appropriate color matches in my color decks. We smiled ear to ear, but then wondered if the resulting apartment would be way too gloomy to live in. So I put it to you, dear reader, what do you think of usefulness of the these colors, and where would use them? I've used my Ralph Lauren color deck for all.

- Mark Chamberlain, interior and decorative painter

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