What is it about the colours that make up our world so very difficult for people to live with? Everyday, in almost every way, we are experiencing a very colourful world, from our early morning jog to our late evening activity: from our commercial spaces to our retail spaces, from our workplaces to our leisure places, and from our green spaces to our indoor spaces. Yet to choose to live with any one of these familiar colours seems to be no easy task.
Yves Klein , the French artist working in the 1950's , responded to his external stimuli by creating his own cosmic colour, IKB, which he splattered on blank canvas, human body, and everyday objets. To him, this intense monochromatic blue was symbolic of his mystical connection to his universe, and it was his filtering lens through which he saw the contradictory notion of art expression and personal expression, how our interiority defines our responses to our exteriority. His trademark cobalt blue was his way of satirizing the idea of meaning in abstract art and sabotaging the viewer's need to find such meaning: the artistic brushstroke is a gestural joke for we all bring to the work of art our own set of limiting ideas and expected notions. Only when we are free from these cultural restraints and see simply "the void" can we assume to understand our responses and learn from them.
And so too with our colour choices. When we challenge the expected "how to" underpinnings of an interior space, such as using white mouldings and white doors as the surefire contrast to paint colour, then our challenges to expected notions set us free to use colour choice as our own personal path to freedom of expression.
Perspectives, based in Montreal, is a full service interior design firm: our specialty lies in the creation and execution of city and country properties with a highly efficient and organized team of architects, contractors, cabinetmakers, upholsterers, and window dressers.
We pride ourselves on incorporating the aesthetic and budgetary needs of our clients into the planned proposal of the project and on adhering to these needs in the final phase of the project.