This past week was my second color class. It was a little disappointing to say the least. Actually I'll go as far as to say BOR-ING. We talked about each color on the wheel, and then viewed badly scanned examples of each color in a room. I know I shouldn't complain, but I'm paying money for this class and I think it could be conducted a lot differently and be more beneficial. I think it would be more productive to meet in small groups and discuss various images of different rooms and colors being used in a room and discuss the way the room makes you feel. This class was very unproductive to say the least. I try not to be so negative and try to find the positive in things, but there wasn't much positive to go around. We don't even have any homework in this class (I know, big nerd alert), but the homework from the layout class was such a learning experience and great to work through on my own. I've created my own homework each week, but I really think this class should be conducted differently and that homework should be given. Here's a quick homework assignment idea: tear out some pages from a magazine of rooms that inspire you and write down a description of the colors, type of color scheme, and why it appeals to you. Then we'll come back in class next week and discuss a few. (I'll have to remember all of this when I'm writing my class evaluation form)
Ok, enough with the kicking and screaming.
Just as I was thinking of my frustrations voiced above, I read an ironic post from Carol at The Design Pages. Carol wrote a post about how wonderful her workshop is going this week. Carol is taking the True Color Expert workshop conducted by Maria Killam. Maria is a color whiz and I would love to be able to take her workshop sometime.
Speaking of color, did you know the Guggenheim Museum is teaming up with Fine Paints of Europe to produce a total of 200 paint colors available to the consumer?
I might have to add the FLOR showroom to my New York City agenda. The FLOR catalog arrived the other day and it never disappoints. Filled with tons and tons of color inspiration. (And thanks to all of you for your great NYC suggestions)
This is my favorite...
All three images via FLOR
I'm in the process of cooking up a guest post series, so hopefully I'll have news for you on that soon.
That's all she wrote for today...we're off to the pumpkin patch.
Have a wonderful weekend!