Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Color Week :: The Absence of Color

While we are on the subject of color, it is important to also talk about the lack there of.

Achromatic gray scale.

ach·ro·mat·ic (a-krə-ˈma-tik) adjective
1. not readily colored by the usual staining agents 2. possessing no hue : being or involving black, gray, or white.

So how does this apply to your space? Can you imagine a space that possesses no hue? It's hard for me to imagine why you would want to! 

But, there are some spaces that look great in an achromatic scheme! 

Think of a classic kitchen with black and white floor tiles, white cabinetry, and black granite countertops (Think of the 50s domestic Goddesses.). Now picture a modern version of this:

Modern Achromatic Kitchen
with Black & Gray cabinets
and a Caesar stone top.

Contrasting black cabinet bases on the island, with soft painted grey bases on the perimeter. Open shelving above, stainless appliances, quartz countertops in white with flecks of black and grey that shimmer. This would make an incredible kitchen space.

You can also spin off of a mostly achromatic scheme in any living room or bedroom, by adding accent pieces in pops of color that can easily be swapped out as the mood strikes you. 

What do you think? Are you more likely to keep things black and white? Or do you like to live in color?

As Color Week continues, Happy Tuesday!

1 comment:

  1. I like some earth tones, but not black and white.