What is your favorite color for interior? Exterior?
I'm a fan of blues and shades of black mixed with whites for interiors, and grayish whites for the exterior. With clients I'm extremely open; the palette depends on the location and quality of light.
Are there any 'color rules' you tend to upend?
Contrary to popular belief, I find that dark colors make walls recede and enlarge tight spaces. Why? Because there's a greater sense of infinity. Think of walking around at night, you bump into objects and walls; there's little sense of where something ends and another begins. Recently, in a small attic guest room with low eaves, we painted the entire room—walls, ceiling and trim—in Hale Navy HC-154 to give the spaces a larger feel.
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