04 October, 2010

A Golden Outlook...

 Granddaughter of Estee Lauder, & Creative Global Director  Aerin Lauder
Zinterhofer’s Manhattan apartment. Still-life paintings and an 18th-century
 landscape in an East Hampton living room; the brass-and-walnut cocktail
 table is by Willy Rizzo. Photographer: Simon Upton
 Extract from Elle Decor - 'Lauder’s Manhattan apartment is even more reflective
of the tweaks on tradition that she enjoys. The entrance hall, library, and
living and dining rooms were designed by French decorator Jacques Grange.
These spaces, in neutral shades of beige and gold offset by deeper tones, reflect
her love of French furniture from the ’30s through the ’50s and are studded
 with pieces by Armand-Albert Rateau, Alberto Giacometti, Jean Royère,
 and Jean-Michel Frank. Here the shots of color come in surprising forms.'
 Lately I have noticed I am being drawn to earthy ochres, mustards & golden hues. After closer inspection of my framed art exhibition posters, prints, cushions and accessories - orange hues and it's cousin hue - mustard, seem to be an unconscious choice of accent colour for me, when paired back with blues, whites & neutrals, red tones and pinks!
Who would have known! It may just be another subconscious aesthetic link to my love of Australian art, and Australian Indigenous art that am attracted to the colour mix.
Have you noticed there's another colour in your palette waiting in the wings? Is there a colour that you seem to be drawn to more often than not -

One of my favourite Australian artists', Sidney Nolan, paintings from his
 'Ned Kelly' series - titled 'Ned Kelly' 1946 enamel on composition
 board 90.8 h x 121.5 w cm . Gift of Sunday Reed 1977
Sidney NOLAN  b.1917 Carlton, Victoria, Australia – d .London, England 1992
This' Ned Kelly' print /exhibition poster form the Sudney
Nolan NGA hangs in my home office.

What does Orange as a colour mean?
Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.
To the human eye, orange is a very hot color, so it gives the sensation of heat. Nevertheless, orange is not as aggressive as red. Orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an invigorating effect, and stimulates mental activity. It is highly accepted among young people. As a citrus color, orange is associated with healthy food and stimulates appetite. Orange is the color of fall and harvest. In heraldry, orange is symbolic of strength and endurance.Orange has very high visibility, so you can use it to catch attention and highlight the most important elements of your design. Orange is very effective for promoting food products and toys.While red is associated with fiery heat, orange is associated with the benign warmth of the sun.
 A dynamic color to be sure, orange offers a more thoughtful control than explosive red. Curiosity is a driving characteristic of orange, and with it comes exploration of new things. Put some orange in your life when you want: Dark orange can mean deceit and distrust. Red-orange corresponds to desire, sexual passion, pleasure, domination, aggression, and thirst for action. Gold evokes the feeling of prestige. The meaning of gold is illumination, wisdom, and wealth. Gold often symbolizes high quality.

* to spice things up when you feel time is dragging
* to become more involved in something
* to increase creativity
* relief from things becoming too serious


1 comment:

  1. An interesting mix of colours and very much so spaces where people live
    From your #1 Fan



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