Monochrome

Overview

More than any other element of interior design, color sets the mood of a room. Once the palette is limited to a single color, the effect can be dramatic and powerful or sublime. Monochrome features projects by more than twenty internationally known interior designers who have created rooms based around one color. Included are a blue bedroom by Vicente Wolf, a silver dining room for Baccarat by Philippe Starck, an ivory loft apartment by Lee Mindel of Shelton Mindel, and a purple bedroom by Benjamin Noriega. ...
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Overview

More than any other element of interior design, color sets the mood of a room. Once the palette is limited to a single color, the effect can be dramatic and powerful or sublime. Monochrome features projects by more than twenty internationally known interior designers who have created rooms based around one color. Included are a blue bedroom by Vicente Wolf, a silver dining room for Baccarat by Philippe Starck, an ivory loft apartment by Lee Mindel of Shelton Mindel, and a purple bedroom by Benjamin Noriega. Neutral shades—grays, taupes, and beiges—and crisp, contemporary whites are featured in projects by M Group, Anthony Todd, Noel Jeffrey, and Michael Gabellini.

John Saladino, who is renowned for his cool, subtle tones, has written an introductory text. He touches on the different approaches to color over time and describes the effects created by using a single color in different textures and patterns of fabric and finishes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580932097
  • Publisher: The Monacelli Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2008
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 893,059
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Paula Rice Jackson is the former editor-in-chief of Interiors magazine and a consultant for special projects to Littlefield, a communications and corporate branding firm. She lives in New York.

John Saladino is founder and president of the Saladino Group, specializing in interior design, architecture, and furniture design. He is the author of the highly successful Style by Saladino. He lives in New York.

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From: Introduction, "Seeing Color"
By John Saladino

Color often is not seen. We have to learn to experience it by understanding juxtaposition because every hue of every color is influenced or touched by another. No color can exist in isolation.

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The color of floors and the walls and all the fabrics in a room should be a respectful juxtaposition. If you walk into a color-orchestrated room, you will know. The floor, the walls, the ceiling and all the fabrics in that room are in harmony. Like music, there will be passages and arias so that the whole is a legato, ie, the sum of the parts. Most of us choose color viscerally. That is, we don’t choose a color because of a scientific theory, but rather, what pleases us. Color moves us emotionally just like music. When you walk into a room that’s layered with different shades of blue, or any color, you should have a rise in blood pressure. Sometimes colors that we rarely see in decorating will shock us. Imagine a room done in various shades of magenta—a color we usually see only when worn by a cardinal. Can color be appropriate? Why do we like magenta on a cardinal’s sash or in roses but not on a sofa?

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Severe Clear
Michael Gabellini and Kimberly Sheppard

Millennium Modern
Geoffrey Bradfield

Light Box
Rand Elliott

Tall Oaks
José Solís Betancourt and Paul Sherrill

Raw Canvas
Kelly Harmon

Urban Aerie
M Group

Soft Stone
Daniel Cuevas and Carole Katleman

Something Old, Something New
Noel Jeffrey

A Sea Breeze
Nancy Corzine

Pacific Pastorale
John F. Saladino

A Choir of Color
Vicente Wolf

A Subtle Hint
Stonefox

Platinum Print
Antony Todd

Irish Aire
Clodagh

Crystal Palace
Philippe Starck

My White
Daniel DeSiena and Christopher Jones

The Color of Thunder
Marcel Wanders

Ex Libris
Orlando Diaz-Azcuy

Lua
Rysia Suchecka / NBBJ

Monosaturate
Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz

Credits

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