Primary Colors & Geometric Shapes

Primary Colors & Geometric Shapes

Tyler Goodro
Nov 8, 2010

What do you think of when you hear "red squares, yellow triangles and blue circles"? It could be a new marshmallow arrangement for a certain breakfast cereal but not for this discussion. It may take you back a few years to your nursery days, playing and building with blocks and brings up more than a few questions for the design minded:

Are primary colors too juvenile? Can you design an entire room with almost only primary colors? How much moderation is needed?

I love primary colors but I do think the type of room needs to be considered carefully before you go crazy with the red, yellow and blue. What's your take?

Furniture, Accessory & Art Sources:
CUBEN - Colour Shambles v4 by Simon C Page
Sprout Side Table from Blu Dot
Cow hide rug from eBay
Paul McCobb Planner Group Credenza From 1stDibs
CUBEN - Colour Shambles v3 by Simon C Page
The Eames Hang-It-All by Herman Miller from Velocity
Twiggy Lettura Floor Lamp by Foscarini from
Knoll ® Florence Knoll Sofa From
EK Living TC4 Coffee Table from
Designers Eye Kvadrat Pillows from Design Public
Shell Chairs by Hans Wegner from 1stDibs

Paint Color: Behr's Moon Rise White W-F-700 would be a perfect white for primary colors to work their magic.

lmage: Collage by Tyler Goodro of Plastolux

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