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Laws of Attraction: A Paint-by-Color-Wheel Apartment in Berlin

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 10, 2013 01:05 AM
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by Christine Chang Hanway last modified Oct 09, 2013

In the combining of two apartments into one, Berlin-based Karhard Architecture and Design created an open, loft-like setting that's almost entirely white. By introducing complementary color combinations here and there on walls or floors, the architects defined the spaces, created connections between rooms, and wove some energy into a surpassingly calm setting. The next time you're thinking of introducing color to your home, why not follow their lead and spin the color wheel?  Art and color consultancy by S.Wert and MV Stein . Photography by Stefan Wolf Lucks . Above: A refreshing sky blue anchors the kitchen space. Above: During the renovation process, the architects preserved a section of exposed wall as a divider between the kitchen and living room. Above: Small touches of orangey-red are used to complement the blue wall. A selection of Eames chairs ( Wire Chair with Bikini , Molded Plastic Eiffel Side Chair , and Aluminum Management Chair ) surround the table.  Above: A view of the living room on the other side of the divider shows art displayed on white walls and, in the corner, a white Panton Chair .  Above: A glimpse of the living room reveals a feature wall in orange, the opposite and complementary shade on the color wheel to the kitchen's sky blue.  Above: A vista from the kitchen to the living area and through to the office. The architects used the same stained-white floor boards throughout the public rooms to promote the flow of space.  Above: Just as opposites attract, contrasting colors reinforce each other. Pairing orange with blue helps tie the overall space together, while also creating two distinct zones in the living area and kitchen. Above: White walls and floor lend a calm to the office, even while books grow in unruly piles. Above: The complementary colors introduced in the living area and kitchen reappear in the office's  S. Vert's Paint Bomb Curtains  and desk chairs  Above: Furnished with  an   Ikea PS Havet   sofa bed on wheels, t he office serves as an extra bedroom . Above: In the bedroom, the architects shift  to a new pairing of primaries: a green floor offset by a red  Panton Chair  and   Round Paper Lanterns .  Above: Glass block brings borrowed light into a shower stall lined with dark mosaic tiles.  Above: A light blue mosaic tiled bathroom reflects the light from the window.   Above: The color wheel, the age-old tool for  singling out complementary shades.   Want to know more about the subtleties of color? Remodelista's resident paint expert Eve Ashcraft  tells us about Gio Ponti Inspired Colors , Indigo , and the Power of Pink . Do you believe that colors can act as mood enhancers? See 10 Happiness-Inducing Paint Colors and let us know what you think.    






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