Today's Colour Story shows a different side of Yellow......the muted side in
Ale by Pratt & Lambert
Looking at our colour wheel, we can see that ALE is from the pure hue Yellow, with pure red, and green. It has undertones of black, this makes is saturation value dark and deep.
The mood of Ale is on the side of exotic yellows but also strong, with a slight warmth to it depending on how lighting was used. When traveling last time in Edinburgh I stayed at Prestonfield House - a most exotic interior design experience by far. I fell in love with not only the setting but the execution of how each room and space was designed - truly stunning! Please have a look and you will see how Ale was used in the many tones and textiles of the Yellow Room at www.prestonfield.com
In a room setting I would use it as a re-treatfull colour in lounge/den. But of course it would also be with used in a tasting room or home spirit bar. Typical ALe -house!
I know that yellow like any other colour can be a hard commitment to walls, so try to inject it into your space through textiles, furniture and accents. Here are a few ALE hues found from Furniture, revive an old piece or check out some reclaimed options at a local store. In Vancouver check out my favorite shabby chic designer treat of a store, the Passionate Home. Even adding Ale coloured glass or porcelain hardware to a 'normal' set of drawers or cabinetry makes a statement.
Thinking Lighting? I continually hunt for organic and sculptural lights, and know that the colour Ale can be easily applied in glass variations.
As you ponder next time over your ALE choice in either paint or spirit - dissect its hue and light saturation.