"Never use pure white. It doesn't exist in nature." Aldro T Hibbard
Greetings and welcome to our day 5 design in colour exploration.
We are feeling quite all white :)
Shaded white : Colour schemes are arrangements of colours based upon colour systems. Most of us intuitively work towards colour choices and have our favourites and preferences. Over time our tastes change, but then often revert back to colour schemes that we think we have 'moved on' from.
Installation art : nature deconstruction - Maude Leonard Contant
We effectively 'cycle' through palettes over time. Colours we were once drawn to, then tire from, we may find creeping back into our design choices again. This is because colour stimulates us. We all need change, but there is still comfort in the familiar.
White can represent a clean slate, new beginnings, a fresh start - so every year around this time (when Autumn is often overwhelmingly impressive with colour) we look to Winter and the pared-back appeal of gardens and landscapes in it's setting.
By visualising designs and projects achromatically - composition, shape, form, definition, lighting, style, mood and contrast can all be considered and explored on an indepth scale.
Seedpod - HC Gardens
Our eyes sense the reflected wavelenghts of light and perceive them as colour. Objects reflect and absorb these wavelengths. Today's design in colour exploration of shaded white studies whites that are simple and beautiful in faded forms. Whites that are also contrasty for being both highlighted, and cast in long shadows by Winter's low light - and whites that are warm and bright when reflected, refracted or absorbed by metals.
Blind - Anish Kapoor
Land art - Henrique Oliveira
Lost&found - HC Gardens
Chair - Daniel Wildrig
Architecture - Jurgen Mayer-Hermann
Display - Hannah Lemholt
Land art - T Soekmin Ko
Couture - Stephane Rolland
Couture - Iris van Herpen
Sculptures - Anish Kapoor
Land art - Richard Long
Outside in installation - Richard Long
Land art - Anish Kapoor
Land art - Karin van der Molen
Turning the world inside out series - Anish Kapoor
Rhinestones Tea Lights - Teri
Styling - Doswell & McLean
Vanilla Moon - Doshi Levien for Haagen Dazs
"White is the combination of all colours and the indicator of light and brightness, with powerful connotations to all of our rites of passage."
Interiors - Rose Cottage
Paint - Shaded White 201 - Farrow & Ball
Front of house - exterior paint studies - The Paper Mulberry, Country Living by Glenda Steel
Land art light installation - Bruce Munro
Seed Clouds lighting - Ochre
'The beginning and the end' - Sherwin James
Shaded white Source book : Dezeen, Architecture circus, Houzz, Farrow & Ball, HC Gardens, Anish Kappor, Pinterest, Bruce Munro, Rose cottage, The Paper Mulberry country living, Annie Snadler, Awakening Bohemia, Tumblr, Felix Lammers, Indulgy, Vogue, Doswell & McLean, W Strepp, Ochre, Boyle family, Picturette