Category: Art + Design

Finding Your Color Mood

Earlier this month, we shared some pieces from our collection that are on trend with Pantone’s Color of the Year: Veri Peri. The violet-blue shade was picked specifically for its joyous presence and ability to spark imagination and creativity. A lot of different elements can affect the “mood” of a work of art—subject matter, composition, scale, etc. But there’s nothing quite as visceral as experiencing a powerful color palette.

What mood do you want to create? Tranquil? Daring? Warm? Find a piece that captures the right tone through color.


Paint the Town Red

Left: Rose Masterpol, Red Couture, Acrylic on Canvas, 56 × 48 in.
Right: Alina Maksimenko, Red Curtains 2, Oil on Canvas, 55 × 35 in.

Make a bold statement with red. A pop of crimson or scarlet on the wall commands attention and stimulates the senses. Depending on the shade, a red work of art can emanate energy, sultriness or confidence.

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Got the Blues

Amber Goldhammer, Water Sign, Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 × 48 in

Calling to mind both the sky and the sea, blues are inherently calming and comforting. You may be drawn to the stability of a strong cobalt or the airiness of a soft baby blue.

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Mellow Yellow

Matt Devine, Neutra #3, Powdercoated Aluminum, 48 × 48 × 8 in.

A yellow piece like Matt Devine’s Neutra #3 brings you an immediate sense of warmth and optimism. Another color that captures your attention right away, yellow calls to mind joyful things like sunshine, daffodils, and smiley faces.

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Pretty in Purple

Hunt Slonem, Bayou, Oil on Wood, 24.5 × 37.5 in.

While Very Peri is a light, effervescent color, purples can exude a range of different moods: luxuriousness, spirituality, creativity, or a little bit of mystery like Hunt Slonem’s Bayou.

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Going Green

Left: Gavin Benjamin, Heads of State No. 42, Mixed Media on Board, 40 × 30 in.
Right: Aron Hill, House on the Sea With Yellow Roof, Acrylic on Canvas, 30 × 24 in.

With so many shades of green found in the natural world, the color carries a sense of renewal, vitality, and prosperity.

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Shades of Gray

Hyunmee Lee, Modulation #3, Acrylic on Canvas, 72 × 72 in.

Are neutrals more your style? Black and white can create a mood too. A neutral piece like Hyunmee Lee’s is timeless, sophisticated, and grounding.

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For more color inspiration, make sure to flip through our lookbook: What’s Your Color Mood?