Entries in color (21)
For Fall 2010, we took a much different approach to how we used color in catalog photography. Our goal was to let the bold colors speak for themselves and create environments where they could pop.
About half of the book was shot on location where you’ll see textural brick walls, amazing single paned windows and subway tiles in a living room!
Another 20% of the photography was shot against Benjamin Moore’s “stone harbor”, BM 2111-50, which set the a dramatic mood for these living rooms.
For these bedroom shots, we used a soothing, lighter grey—“heaven” BM 2118-70.
Lower left: By using “yellow finch”, BM 2024-40, the odyssey dining table and hyde wall cabinets blended with the environment which created the perfect contrast for the blackened thor chairs to pop.
Lower right: Lastly, we used “universal black”, BM 2118-10, since the darkest shades create contrast and enhance colors that are near or against it. This is why the wood grain of the vice high dining table stands out—not to mention the red engine barstools.
Everything’s calm, relaxed and sophisticated in all neutral rooms—then bold pops of color give energy. Whether it’s faucets or dining chairs in eye-popping reds, it’s like they’re on stage performing a solo.
The yellows went from a rich marigold to a faint fluorescent. And the neutrals—if you think they aren’t a color, look again.
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If you couldn’t find it in Milan during the week of the Saloni, it simply doesn’t exist—every color of the rainbow (ok the Pantone swatch book) was on display.
The spectrum reminds us of the beauty of nature that inspires all colors, and how our individual whims can be satisfied with just the right color. Or, by choosing multi-colored items, why settle for just one when you can have the whole palette?
Bold colors were strong accents in the all-neutral room settings throughout Milan—but they were pleasantly surprising as lighting cords too.
Whether bright red or a rich blue, they stood out and enhanced beautifully proportioned lighting designs.