Colours are an important part of life, art, furniture and photography. Every colour has something to say and has an important influence on us.
By way of example of the power of colour, as mitigated by the use of contrasts, take “The Red Room” by Matisse (1908). In this painting, deep red is softened by blue and black décor, and the overall effect is of a piece that focuses on the emotional poignancy of the elements represented.
In photography, geometrically linear furniture and furnishings and tone-on-tone effects can be mixed with varying gradations of chromatic contrasts, where light and perspective bring out the full force of a colour to create a rich atmosphere.