Pioneers in the field of architectural color, colorists and artists Donald Kaufman and Taffy Dahl create unique palettes and special pigment formulations based on more than thirty years of research on the equation of color + space + light. Since 1976, Donald Kaufman Color has collaborated with the best and best-known talents in architecture and design to mix site-specific palettes, including for Philip Johnson’s Glass House and New York City apartment. Kaufman’s paintings can be found in the Whitney Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Hirshhorn; Johnson described him as “the rare painter who understands architecture.” The team is devoted to realizing the energy of architecture --“architectural color is nothing less than the medium through which we experience architecture…it can enhance or deplete the harmony and balance of the spaces.”
How does color affect your life?
Donald Kaufman gave the final word
Since we are flooded with color advice for decorating, it might be useful to consider what coloring architecture can hope to accomplish, and, in painting rooms, how one would rate the effectiveness and best sequencing of the following strategies.
Recognizing color to have qualities.
Omitting needless colors.
Using like intensities.
Accounting for peripheral vision.
Using contrast to create brightness.
Acknowledging local conditions and adjacent structures.
Determining values before hues.
Engineering narrow levels of luminance.
Tuesday, June 28 at 1:17pm
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