As an interior designer it is necessary to fuel yourself on constant inspiration. Having a background in painting and printmaking, most of my muses are drawn from artists I discover or have admired for a long time. Recently, I visited the John Singer Sargent exhibit, and was struck by his bold sense of color.
In this article, I will explain the process of finding color palettes, furniture and more from your favorite visual artists.
From Paintbrush to Color Palette
Creating a color palette for a design can be a daunting task. Take a creative approach by selecting a few favorite paintings to generate color palettes from; you may find an unlikely color combination to suit your interior!
Want to test this technique out yourself? Insert your favorite painting into CSS Drive’s Color Palette Generator here.
Art Transforms Ideas
There is no one way to translate a piece of art, and because of this, a great piece of art can transform your view on a completely different subject. For example. I love the bold green and crisp white in this painting; the colors could inspire a fabulous table setting!
From Canvas & Paint to Textile Inspiration
Another great way to translate a painting into an interior is with textiles. John Singer Sargent was renowned for painting aristocrats in opulent detail.
This luxurious interior could have easily been inspired by the portrait!