As more of a personal challenge, I'm starting a new series about color theory. I want to figure out the specific reasons why I like certain rooms, and not just because of the style. Color plays an important part in my aesthetic and I'm sure it does for many of you. This new series will explore why certain rooms work through the study of color. I won't go through a major history of color theory in this first post, but I will in upcoming posts.
This first interior is a favorite room of mine from years back. I think I scanned it in from the magazine even. I recently discovered it again on Pinterest and had to show it here. Why do I like it so much? Well, aside from the great cohesive style and furniture selection, I love the colors choices. I took a color wheel on the left and then identified the colors in the middle color wheel. You spread them out and it turns out to be a basic primary scheme: yellow, blue, red. Of course, it's not in primary shades, but in different values and shades of these basic hues. Fun, huh?
Can you explain why you like the rooms you do? Go ahead and give it a shot.