Create a Color Scheme — Challenge # 14
Get out those colored pencils, paints, bits of paper and fabric. Like a grownup excuse to play with crayons Design Junkies, this will be wicked good fun.
Here’s your blank canvas, begging for some personality:
We’ve been learning about color. So today our community of hue hounds will create color schemes for this sitting area. We’ll play not only with color, but with texture and pattern too. Then we’ll share our schemes and talk amongst ourselves.
Easy-peasy and enjoyable.
- Print out this picture–a few copies if you like. Here’s your PDF to make printing easy.
- Try different color schemes until you come up with one you like.
- Add color however you prefer, using:
- Colored Pencils
- Let’s make this space interesting and pleasing to the eye by including some pattern and texture. Add:
When you’re finished, scan or snap a photo of your finished Color Scheme, then save it as a JPEG file.
Upload it with your description of what you did in the Challenge Entry Form here.
Be sure to comment on others entries as they come in.
- Hand-drawn patterns
- Glued on bits of textured or decorative paper or fabric
- You name it
Let’s show one another what we’d do if we could do anything to decorate this space. How about some wallpaper or graphic elements on the wall? What will the “fabric” on the chair look like? What will you use for flooring? How will you finish the wall shelf? What about the lamp and shade?
You can even add elements. For example, is one of the vases shouting to you ‘Hey give me some flowers over here!’?
Don’t worry about perfection; we’re not into that. Go wild. Enjoy it. Then share it with your HomeWorkshop.com pals.
After the Challenge Deadline, I and some of our distinguished HomeWorkshop.com Contributors will choose a standout entry. That winner will get this fantastic handbook of renowned designers’ favorite colors, House Beautiful Colors for Your Home.
But don’t do it for the prize; do it for the interaction. We represent wonderful and varied styles…and we can’t wait to see what you do!
Create a Color Scheme -- Challenge # 14
- Submission Deadline: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
- Ta-Da! Challenge Results:
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Check out all 4 entries:
1. From in Beaverton, OR, US:
Though I’ve never participated in a challenge before, I thought I’d give this one a go. So I loaded the drawing in photoshop and played and designed until I was happy. The Brown pillow is from Home Decoraters and is called Triad, as well as the area rug which is called Persimmon. The blue pillow is from Z Gallerie and called Fresco. The colors were altered to better fit the design. I switched the lamp into a hanging drum shade, which I picture in a dark linen picking up on the natural texture from the rug. The lamp shade would then be embellished with stripes in grosgrain ribbon and an embroidery detail. I would like the floors to be a medium dark stained planked hardwood. The chair is framed out in a lighter wood. Thanks for looking.
2. From in Tahoma, CA USA:
I know you all think my entry should win! Sadly, since I’m immediate family to Chief Design Junkie, I am not eligible. So consider this a demonstration entry only. Since you still have a chance… COME ON DESIGNERS show us what ya` got!!
3. From Terri Urquhart in Niles, IL. USA:
I chose a split-complementary color scheme here. I wanted to add some sophistication so I did the walls in a two-tone harlequin pattern, used a soft micro suede fabric for the tailored club chair and colored the vases in rich earthy tones. To add some more visual interest I added some texture to the yellow carpet. The espresso accents on the chair; lamp and shelf add to the sophisticated feel of the space and ground the vibrant colors in the room. For fun I gave the lamp a metallic silver shade which adds a little bit of Hollywood glamour to the space.
4. From in Niles, IL. USA:
This design is being submitted by my 8 year old daughter, Alana. Alana says: I used a lot of warm colors. I used earth and sunset as the inspiration. The green leaves on the wall were created using a stencil and eraseable crayons. The vases pull the colors of the room all together. This room makes me feel relaxed. I feel like if your were sitting there you could hear the sound of birds.
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