I actually DO love color, but not in areas where I am making things. I think it has to do with needing a blank slate around me. Also, the white area is in the painting area of my studio, and too many colors throw reflected color back at me that I don't want. It sounds strange to say, but I am SO in love with color that I need an absence of it to be fair to all of them.
One year, I had a studio decorated in deep golds, jewel-y rubies and emeralds and purples. I noticed (but not until many years later) that almost everything I painted that year turned out to be in that palette. I've also noticed that when I paint ANYWHERE (even a school studio) I subconciously start painting the colors around me. So---I'm determined not to be undermined by my wall paper.
Within the studio, I'll have several little rooms. Well, little areas for doing other things. I'll have a
shipping/packing and gift wrapping room that I plan on being Color Central. I'm
going to decorate it "Tacky Mexican Catholic Kitsch" style. Maybe it will be a
"Heaven and Hell Room". ALL colors will be a go---especially really bright,
(image from Travel Photos)
Maybe a 'Frida-ish' room.
(image from Country Living)
There will also be a Room. Black and orange, of course. Maybe a bit of lime green.
(painting by Kay Nielsen)
Then, the will be.....hmmm, I'm not entirely sure. However, I'm set on hanging the bed from the ceiling, like a giant swing.
(image from GhostTreeMedia)
I also want to hang tons of lanterns. All Scherezade-y. (spelling?) I've had this idea to have dozens of lanterns with transparent panels depicting famous stories and fairy tales. Did you see the Mermaid
lantern I made? Sort of like that. Depicting Arthurian legends, myths, children's stories, etc.
(images above and below from Viriginia Sterrett at nocloo.com)
And for the costume room:
I'll either combine that one and a dress-up room, or make a separate Wardrobe. I think Miss Baby should have a magnificent place to try on costumes and play make-believe. I thought about making that room another anything-goes-color-room, but in bright pastels.