Our 101 Color Guide explores the variegated use of color in our world, from industry to emotion.
San Francisco–based contractor Clayton Hubbard brushes up on eco-friendly interior house paints and gives us the stroke-by-stroke on flow and coat coverage in various shades of green.
Le Corbusier's palette—hues he supposedly considered “eminently architectural,” designed to pair well with white walls and raw wood—comes at a price: from $2 to $5 per square foot. If you can't pick just one, and would rather fetishize and fondle the whole collection, pick up the 174-page book Le Corbusier Polychromie Architecturale. It's selling on Amazon for $400.
“In Latin America, we’re not afraid of color,” says resident Juan Devis. “Pink occurs in nature. It’s everywhere in the tropics. For us, it isn’t considered ‘girlie’—I love this pink.”
Designer Abigail Turin embraced the dark in her striking living room—the deep paint is Le Corbusier’s 4320J from Les Couleurs Suisse. An iconic Arco lamp by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos, Charles sofas by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia, an Extra Big Shadow floor lamp by Marcel Wanders for Cappellini, and a painting over the mantel by Martin Barré shed a little light.