So, for four months, people have asked one question more than any. WHAT COLOR?
Louise Nevelson, City Sunscape, 1979
Exactly. What color? I knew what I didn't want. I didn't want black. That would be way too dark to make everyone in the school happy.
Louise Nevelson, Dawn's Wedding Chapel IV, 1960
I didn't want white, either. This is noteworthy because I consider myself to be the queen of white, with its crispness and simplicity. It wouldn't transform the space the way that I wish to. The hallway seems to be too much of an institutional white to begin with. We need something with a bit more zip...
photo courtesy Riley Maynard
I wanted something warm, something that would give contrast to the existing wall color that did not overpower. I desired something different from my palette that I normally go to. Bronze seems like the perfect selection. Earthy and warm, without overpowering tones of orange like copper has, bronze gives great shadows along with a fantastic sheen to highlight with. I love it. There's a life to the tiles now that there is color added.