With great color comes great responsibility. That may be a twist on the ages-old adage we all know, but color is indeed power in an interior designer’s arsenal, and they best know how and when to use it to ensure winning results.
Jackie Armour understands the power of the palette rather well, and the head of JMA Interior Design in Jupiter recently employed all that knowledge inside an 8,500-square-foot home near the Loxahatchee River. “I’m all about color and pattern on a personal level,” says Armour, “so when the homeowner made it clear she was too, and pulled out a Lee Jofa fabric swatch designed by painter Hunt Slonem, we hit it off immediately.”
Bonded by their love for the bold shades Slonem is known to use in his expressionist paintings, Armour and her client set out to create vibrant spaces with sophistication. In the great room, that meant lavender Venetian plaster, pale rose armchairs and cushions, sofas in lemon yellow, and a Maureen Fulgenzi painting over the fireplace to bring it all together. The rest of the residence offers more of these stimulating shades: aqua on the walls of the family room, loud pink in various forms in the second-floor hallway, and sunny yellow in the breakfast nook.
“Colors are either warm or cool, so pairing them in similar temperatures always results in harmonious combinations,” says Armour of her approach. “The owners wanted a cheerful, fun, and youthful ambiance, and that’s exactly what this home offers.”
Text by Luis R. Rigual
Photography by Carmel Brantley