EFFECT of LIGHT on COLOR

When you plan a room, always remember the available light, both natural and artificial. Natural light is dependent on exposure. That’s why, when choosing paint colors for a room, it’s smart to look at color samples in the actual space and under different lighting...

A FRESH LOOK AT COLOR AND TONE

“Horrors.” Scarlet said as she turned to her friend with her hand covering her mouth. “Why did Jack and Jill choose those colors?” “Truth tell, they loved purple and white with yellow accents,” said Sandy. “But, everything—the walls, ceiling and...

AND THE LORD SAID …

The Lord said, “Let there be Light.”  And there was light.  (Genesis 1:3). We depend on light for lots of reasons. You can probably name five right now. Like:  the grass, the flowers, the trees, vitamin D, good mental health. Light, the fulfillment of life. I am...

SHAFTS OF LIGHT

A mystical quality of light reflects on all surfaces in Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia, the first domed basilica, now a museum. Tightly spaced rings of forty windows at the base of the dome were designed to provide light to what would have been a cavernous dark space, lit...

WHITE – A PRACTICAL SOLUTION?

White can be blinding. White can disrupt your thinking. White can be tiresome. According to Faber Birren’s book “Color & Human Response,” white can be bleak, emotionless, sterile. K. Warner Schaie, in discussing the pyramid test in which wide assortments of colors...

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