[AG-TECH] AG Room design contest (tables)

Jim Farrar farrar at ncsa.uiuc.edu
Fri Sep 14 08:36:04 CDT 2001

Actually from the standpoint of the camera, gray is best.  Preferably a 
flat gray.  It has less reflective quality than any other color.  This will 
give you truer colors and make handling of the colors of peoples clothing 
much easier.

At 01:53 PM 9/14/01 +1000, Markus Buchhorn wrote:
>At 01:27 PM 13/09/2001 -0400, you wrote:
>>The recommendations that everyone has made have been most helpful.
>>So maybe it is possible to turn them into something more concrete.
>Is that rendered or painted concrete, or plain ? Oh, sorry :-)
>My two bits. Disclaimer, I'm not a professional interior decorator. Just 
>bear in mind that colours become more "significant" as you increase the 
>area they cover.
>>Too Light           Okay               Too Dark
>>---------           ----               --------
>>Natural Maple       Medium Oak         Mahogany
>>                     Henna Cherry*      Walnut
>Agree that Henna is too coloured. I'd even avoid the Oak as well. A small 
>swatch isn't overpowering, but a large flat expanse of it would be.
>I think the Maple would be fine, not too light.
>>White               Gray               Graphite
>>                     Cloud              Blue
>>                     Beige
>>                     Blush
>I'd vote for white or gray - the others are too dark or too coloured. The 
>gray might be pushing it a bit. Do you really want this on people's 
>tabletops anyway? Looks more like kitchen benching... ;-)
>>Light Gray          Tan                 Charcoal
>>                     Taupe               Black
>Again, light gray or Tan look Ok to me. Maybe light gray is a bit too 
>light. Taupe is too dark.
>>Juarez Flower       Dresden Blue*      Fiesta Red
>>* Maybe too strongly colored?
>As a tabletop, all 3 of these are too coloured and/or too dark. Even the 
>Juarez Flower I think would be overpowering on a large expanse.
>If you could get some loaners, or offcuts, you might be able to do a blind 
>test. Take pictures of a person at the table through a video camera, with 
>and without the table surface in view. Also try some tablecloths of 
>differing colours - woodgrain tablecloths are tricky to find, but the 
>effect of the colours can be quickly seen.
>Do you have a commercial VidConf centre near you? Check them out, and talk 
>to their techs. If they don't mention the decor as an issue, find somebody 
>         Markus
>Markus Buchhorn, Faculty of Engineering and IT,          | Ph: +61 2 61258810
>email: markus.buchhorn at anu.edu.au, mail: CSIT Bldg #108  |Fax: +61 2 61259805
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