The Colors of the Airstream- Gaby Ponce, Dream Designers

Hello everyone, and welcome to another blog that will take you into the day to day process of our final milestone of Project Ventura!

So we’ve still been hard at work with our e-book chapters for Milestone 3. Since my team is in charge of the ‘Making Models: Scaled Model of Floor Plan’ I’ve basically been trying to remember what it was like way back then when we were creating these models. I’m writing the basics of how we were asked to create a 1:18 scaled physical model of the proposed floor plan. I’m also mentioning how much time we were given (6 class days equaling 9 total hours of in class time), the steps we had to take before we could actually begin creating these models (for example, each team created a schedule of what they would try to have completed each class day, each individual person came sketched two floor plans). I wrote about the materials we used for the models, and how they were all in neutral colors such as gray, brown, white, and black.I also mentioned how most design teams created a pre-model to avoid wasting the durable “good” material. I’ve tried to remember some of the tools we used as well such as x-acto knives, glue, tape, rulers, scissors, etc.

I’m having a bit of writers block because I just have no idea what else to write about. I’m also not very good at elaborating on things so I basically just write some main topic and then move on from it and don’t talk about it much so that could be where I’m going wrong.

I actually really miss all the construction that we had been doing. We’re just kind of at a stand still for now since all the things we still need to finish (carpeting, painting, installation of the air conditioner, electrical wiring, fabrication of the furniture, etc.) are out of our control for the time being since we need to get more materials. Most of these materials should be shipped to us by this Friday so we’ll have another big work day on Friday to see what we can get done since we only have a few more weeks to go.

So today I decided to do some research on color harmony. Some main color schemes include:

  • A color scheme based on analogous colors: this color scheme consists of any three colors that are side by side on a 12 part color wheel (for example yellow-green, yellow, and yellow-orange).
  • A color scheme based on complementary colors: this color scheme consists of colors that are directly opposite of each other (for example red and green, and blue and orange). This color scheme creates a maximum contrast and maximum stability.
  • A color scheme based on nature: this color scheme uses nature as a guideline. The colors that are used together in nature provide good combinations regardless of if the combination would traditionally go together in another formula for color harmony.
A color scheme based on analogous colors.

A color scheme based on analogous colors.

A color scheme based on nature.

A color scheme based on nature.

A color scheme based on complementary colors.

A color scheme based on complementary colors.

 

That’s all for now! Keep checking in for more updates on how our final milestone is going!

 

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