I’ve Got Color! Contest: Curtis Paints Paris By Numbers
Location: Upper West Side of Manhattan
Why I use color:
“Since buying my first apartment, I’ve enjoyed being able to use my Art degree in my own home and paint it exactly like I’ve wanted to.
When I hit upon the idea of enlarging vintage paint-by-number paintings onto walls, I fell in love with the blocks of color and the beauty of this kind of much-maligned mass-produced mid-20th-Century folk art.
By turning this particular democratically accessible kind of image on its ear on an epic scale, though most of its individual colors are rather neutral, together they breathe life into the room.”
“*Embrace the colors within the “neutrals” (like the woods and metals) in the architecture and work them into your color scheme.
*Counter-intuitive gestures like searching for a rug that complements a paint-by-number can pay off, if you’re determined.
*Maintain a balance in the appearance of “weight” of the furnishings with the color masses in your wall art.”
“*Your existing surroundings – the materials that are already there, within the walls, or just outside its windows; listen to those first, before thinking about adding colors.