It’s become commonplace for interior design magazines to offer up the color palettes of various rooms or design schemes they showcase, featuring the hues and paint colors as a row of circles. But there are plenty of places outside of the home from which we can take color inspiration, and this is exactly the message that art project Color Me NYC conveys.
Created by architect and advertising art director Andrew C. Bly, Color Me NYC takes photographs of New York City streetscapes and distills them into color palettes. His inspirations are everything from iconic landmarks and traditional houses to construction sites and garbage dumpsters.
Andrew says that he’s “interested in design as a form of communication and the way great design can shape our lives.” What’s remarkable about his work is that when looked at for only its color relationships, seemingly mundane or unattractive photos take on a new, vibrant life. You can see all of Color Me NYC here.
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All images © Andrew Bly, Color Me NYC