My side of the building is going to be walled in OSB board, simply because of the clay color and the fact that I can be messy at times. The countertops are going to be stained a deep caramel color. I have a concrete floor in the whole building, going to stain it for now, and then next spring going to put down the vinyl that looks like wood planks, (at least that is my desire now, but i know that I can pretty much do any type of decorating with a wood floor look) but for now the concrete is going to be stained, and I have NO idea what color I want.
My research has been a daily trip into color theory as applies to retail. What I would like advice on is really simple, but a BIGGIE. Color. Color of walls, color of vaulted ceiling, color of floor, color of display units, should they be all the same type, (wrought iron, wood, glass,) or should they be a little of each.
My pottery is 95% Standard 266, which fires to a deep chocolate, it is stoneware. The colors I use are mostly the deep jewel tones, I use a lot of Potters Choice Colors, either alone or layered, and my pieces range from yarn bowls to lamps.
The hair salon where I go is stunning. Old building, wood floors, a medium deep green color, all black fixtures, black ceiling fans. It just radiates warmth and comfort and inviting atmosphere. I love it. BUT, I got to wondering about the green walls. The green is so beautiful, it is not grass green nor is it jade, it is more like a dusty, muted, sage kinda green.
My pieces, as I said, range from deep emerald greens, to ruby, to turquoise, to sapphire, to sunset reds, blacks, chocolates, you get the idea. I don't want the colors of my pieces to blend in with the wall colors. So I thought maybe a gold, that would actually "set off" the pieces, make them 'pop".
The walls go to 8 feet, then i have a 6/12 pitch roof. The ceiling fans will be positioned on the ceiling at a slope, one on my side, one on the other side, so they will be off center, since the areas are not split down the middle. The thought of a white ceiling makes me cringe. But I don't know and have never seen vaulted ceilings in any other color. There is a wall between the 2 areas with a doorway and no door, (thinking about string curtain, or my favorite, LOVE BEADS!, to hang there. The wall stops at 8 feet, so the ceiling goes on up, and you can see it from all areas.
If you have a minute take a look at the sketch, and although it is hard to picture things like a sketch, I would greatly greatly appreciate any ideas that you can think of for decorating this space. And ideas about what to put in the wall doorway as well as ceiling color. FYI, in front of the big window I am hanging a 3 hanging mini pendant light with 3 of my globes on it, and below the window will be a display of some sort with all of my pendant globes on it. Othewise, everything else is still being figured out.
Thanks so much in advance, sorry I took so long in trying to describe it to you, but i wanted you to see it in your mind as much as you could.
Here is the diagram, and later on today if I can I will put up a picture of the actual building with a shot on the inside too, but for now the diagram will have to suffice.