This foyer is a good example of how light effects the neutral palette. Here we have shades of white against a two toned herringbone stained floor. Texture takes center stage without color stealing its thunder, through the combination of the glass, wood, and linen. The strong shape of the lampshades as well as the dark and light tones of the herringbone in the floor, becomes important in bringing balance to the vignette.
I love the way your eyes are drawn to the art in this hallway.
You actually feel as though you interrupted this man
and his work. The lack of color brings the viewer into the
painting, bringing prominence to the work.