Monday, December 19, 2011

Color Files: Bold+Muted

Left: A workspace in the home of Monic Fischer.  Photo by Bruno Suet.
Right: An editorial shot.  Photo by Cora Buttenbender

I saw these photos in the French Elle Decor (Sept 2011) and loved the pairing of bold, bright colors with an otherwise muted palette.  Looking back on previous blog posts, I can see that this combination is something I tend to gravitate toward.  I do love color, but only when used in very specific ways.  There can't be too many different competing colors.  The color should serve as a focal point or to move your eye around the room, not be lost amidst a sea of other competing colors.  There can be a lot of it, or a little of it, but it needs to be done right.

More Bold+Muted interiors after the jump...
Living area from the home of Seth Hendon and Katie Dove.  Styling by Anna Molvik.  Photo by Matthew Williams.  Featured in Living Etc. Dec 2011.

Bar nook by Steven Gambrel.  Photo by Eric Piasecki.

Sitting room by Michael DePerro.  Photo by Laura Resen.

Study by Robert Couturier.  Photo by William Abranowicz

Study by Kazumi Yoshida.  Photo by Eric Piasecki.

Dining room in the home of Matt Berman.  Photo by Roger Davies.

Bedroom by Marc & Melissa Palazzo.  Photo by John Ellis.

Foyer by Steven Gambrel.  Photo by William Waldron.

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