Color Schemes

As some of our team began to put together the truss system for the roof over the weekend, I started to examine different color schemes that we could possibly use for the shade structure. Earlier in the design phase of our project, our client had mentioned about the possibility of incorporating the colors on the surrounding fence and putting them on the shade structure.

As a team, we decided it would be best if we only used one or two colors from the palette and really think about the best places to use them within the structure. After looking at the structure, I began to categorize the specific pieces that we built the structure with and how they all connect to one another. For example, the truss system that holds the roof up, then the post and beams that support the truss system, and finally the seating and storage area. I developed six categories that all focus on the different connections of each system and how they relate to one another. From there I began to apply the specific color to the pieces, ultimately “highlighting” the various connections and how they relate.

The categories as listed below

  • 1- Bench/storage & Post relationship
  • 2- Bench/storage & Beams relationship
  • 3- Bench/storage & Truss system relationship
  • 4- Bench/storage system
  • 5- Bench/storage & Post relationship (Two Colors)
  • 6- Bench/storage & Post to beam relationship (Two Colors)

Category 1 

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Category 2 

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Category 3

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Category 4

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Category 5

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Category 6

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