Color Use Across the Centuries
I have always been fascinated with color and it’s use in design, so on a recent trip through Europe I began to take pictures of eye-catching color combinations that repeat themselves in every country. I hope you’ll enjoy these photos as a visual reminder of how color use transcends both time and space.
This vibrant combination of red, blue and green adds life to what must have been a dreary existence in the Tower of London.
Great use of the red and blue again on shutters and awnings in the Montmartre area of Paris.
Below are a number of houses on the fishing and lace-making island of Burano in Italy – the houses on Burano are painted in every color combination you can imagine, and it all works beautifully!!
A shop window in the Latin Quarter and a Venetian glass chandelier.
Color inspiration is everywhere in our daily life, and, as there are endless combinations of colors, there are truly no right or wrong ways to combine colors. Each combination evokes a different emotion and the psychology of color is something we will be exploring in other posts such as our post on color in breast cancer treatment this month.
If you enjoyed this post, watch for future posts on such topics as color in Mexico and South America, the use of inlaid marble in Venice, unique staircases in Europe and things that make me smile!
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—Lynne Barton Bier, Owner/Principal Designer, Home on the Range Interiors