Friday, October 15, 2010

Chromatic theology...

Plunge into a pool of untainted color culmination {white} as the Chromatic Theology series continues.
Each post in this series explores an individual hue, but the characteristics of the topic color can be translated into tints and shades. Keep in mind that the effects and emotions we discuss are most prominent and intense in pure, saturated color {pure, unsaturated color in this case}. To some extent, the distinctive attributes of white will be present in color variations - eggshell, gardenia, snow, cream, moonlight, ivory, etc.
WHITE often reveals clarity, innocence, and pure simplicity. White is the perfect palette to make architectural elements sing. Nearly all colors tend to distract from and compete with architecture and furnishings, but white elevates and emphasizes style and aesthetic details. White embodies the power to transcend climate, radiating warmth and coziness in the winter and offering fresh, cool relief in the summer. If used in excess, an entirely white interior can appear unfinished, empty, sterile, and bored. But when combined with the right elements and proportions, white is an inspired way to capture innocence. This color is charismatic and pairs well with all other hues, serving as a great frame for more aggressive colors or simply gleaming on its own.
Want to get acquainted with the rest of the rainbow? Indulge in the rest of the series with these previous posts. Come back next week to explore the depths of black.

{Images from Elle Oh.}

{This series is also running on EcoSalon!}

8 comments:

Modern Country Style said...

I love ALL your photos today!! They're so restful and soothing, aren't they?

I've just posted a Case Study on Farrow and Ball'sLight Blue paint colour. I thought you might like it. The link is:

http://moderncountrystyle.blogspot.com/2010/10/case-study-farrow-and-ball-light-blue.html

Sarahx

Krystal said...

i think this always ends up being one of my fave colors to decorate with. or off whites and creams :)

GB said...

I love clean white sheets.......and I love to wear white as well! Lot to be said for the color that basically is a blend of all the other colors of the spectrum..... :)

Kelle Dame said...

I love how antiques stand out against a white back drop. I fall for it every time! Always tempted to go all white but I know it just isn't practical with a strawberry jelly loving two year old!

Jen said...

Such gorgeous photos!! I love the white, clean look. So my style :-)

Oh, and sweetie, have you input your city info in at LOCATION CENTRAL yet? It's the blog where you're able to see who else is blogging in your area! www.locationcentral.blogspot.com

Housewife Bliss said...

loving all of the images that you have posted since my last visit...where do you find all of this uber chic eye candy?

Style Attic said...

I REALLY started to appreciate white with our latest house. It's a very traditional home with lots of white trim, white staircase, white ceilings, etc. Our last home was totally custom and I experimented with different looks and techniques. I have to say, having been forced to work with the white, I love white everything! I even want to paint our awful wood floor white!!

Can't wait to see the lovelies you pull out for black!

vosges paris said...

this is one of my favorites from the series. And so well said...

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