Quotes About Color by Diana Vreeland

Quotes About Color by Diana Vreeland - ".All my life I've pursued the perfect red. I can never get painters to mix it for me. It's exactly as if I'd said, "I want Rococo with a spot of Gothic in it and a bit of Buddhist temple" - they have no idea what I'm talking about" ~ Diana Vreeland

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Quotes About Color by Diana Vreeland

“All my life I’ve pursued the perfect red. I can never get painters to mix it for me.
It’s exactly as if I’d said, “I want Rococo with a spot of Gothic in it and
a bit of Buddhist temple” – they have no idea what I’m talking about.
About the best red is to copy the color of a child’s cap in any Renaissance
portrait.” ~ Diana Vreeland 

More Quotes About Color by Diana Vreeland

“All my life I’ve pursued the perfect red. I can never get painters to mix it for me. It’s exactly as if I’d said, ‘I want rococo with a spot of Gothic in it and a bit of Buddhist temple’—they have no idea what I’m talking about. About the best red is to copy the color of a child’s cap in any Renaissance portrait.”

“Lighting is everything in a color.”

“Black is the hardest color in the world to get right—except for gray…”

“Pink is the new black”

“This story went around about me: Apparently I’d wanted a billiard-table green background for a picture. So the photographer went out and took the picture. I didn’t like it. He went out and took it again and I still didn’t like it. ‘I asked for billiard-table green!’ I’m supposed to have said. ‘But this is a billiard table, Mrs. Vreeland,’ the photographer replied. ‘My dear,’ I apparently said, ‘I meant the idea of billiard-table green.’”

“When I arrived in America, I had these very dark red nails which some people objected to, but then some people object to absolutely everything.”

“Pale pink salmon is the only color I cannot abide––although, naturally, I adore pink. I love the pale Persion pinks of the little carnations of Provence and Schiaparelli’s pink, the pink of the Incas…And though it’s so vieux jeu I can hardly bear to repeat it––pink is the navy blue of India.”

“Red is the great clarifier––bright, cleansing and revealing. It makes all other colors beautiful. I can’t imagine becoming bored with red––it would like becoming bored with the person you love.”

“I adore that pink, it is the navy blue of India!”

About Diana Vreeland

As a fashion journaist who worked for Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, Diana Vreeland (1903–1989) was an influential figure in American fashion during the 20th century. (excerpt from bio.com)

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