Thursday, September 15, 2016

Dining Room Color Study

This home by Jeffrey Bilhuber is one of my favorites. I have blogged about it before, but I had not seen the dining room.

And it's pretty awesome:


Photos by Chi Chi UbiƱa for Cottages & Gardens

Aside from being a great mix of everything - pattern, texture, style - it's also a wonderful color study.

So many colors...and yet they all work. Why???

I think JB succeeds because the center of the space - chairs, bench, rug - are all using color tones that match in saturation. Bold orchid, bright peacock blue, and energetic apple green. The colors are all different, but this jewel range that they all fit under makes them work together. And in solids. No pattern here. Because the dimension is offered by the range of color.

Now lets fade to the back, where the colors are more muted. And patterned. And mainly white with colored backgrounds. Again, the color family is the same in saturation. So that the curtains and walls can create a cohesive unit against which the bold colors can take center stage. And the patterns are very repetitive...so as not to create too much noise behind the bold dining table colors.

Although this is an extreme implementation - not something you will likely try at home unless you are fearless - it offers a great blueprint for how to create a mix in a space.

Carry on.






4 comments:

  1. Love this shoot. Being a florist my pet peive is wholesale clips on orchids and plastic pots showing. The colors are great and that ribbon....

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  2. Love this shoot. Being a florist my pet peive is wholesale clips on orchids and plastic pots showing. The colors are great and that ribbon....

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  3. Anonymous9/22/2016

    I think it also should be noted that the wood furniture is very light. It almost reminds me of summer, with its bright hues contrasting with the light sun drenched sand.

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  4. Wow when I see JB's work I have to ask myself why I am so afraid to mix colors--But by trial and error I think I trust my eye now. Great blog. I'm a new fan!

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