Pool House & Wine CellarContemporary, Nashville
Photo Credit: Kim Sargent
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A neutral color palette can be utilized to showcase a favorite piece of art. A bright artwork can also be used to enrich and add color to an otherwise neutral palette. The juxtaposition between bold pops of color and crisp white walls creates an eye-catching effect.Art: Gallery One Fine Art
Another rule of thumb for hanging art is to center it at eye level. Consider if you'll usually be standing or sitting in the space, and select your eye-level height accordingly.
2. Hang pieces at eye level. Most galleries hang their art at average eye level, about 58 inches high. The center of the artwork, not the top of the piece, should be at that height. This means you need to do some math: Measure the distance between the wire and the top of the frame, and measure the height of the art and divide it in half. Measure 58 inches on the wall, add the measurement of half the art's height and subtract the distance between the wire and the top of the frame. Put the nail here.
Use art to set the tone. Cooler temperatures welcome artwork with warm colors. This piece, consisting of a beautiful melange of deep golden hues combined with wood-toned furniture, increased the temperature in an otherwise cool dining space.