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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Photograph by Robert E. Mates©The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Photograph by David Heald©The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York.

Interior ramps of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Photograph by David Heald©The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York.

Interior of the rotunda elevator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Photograph by Kris McKay©The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York.

Installation view from Villhem Hammersh°i, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, June 19-September 7, 1998. Photograph by David Heald©The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York.
Installation view from Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918-1945, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, October 12, 2007- January 13, 2008. Photograph by David Heald©The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York.
Installation view from Giorgio Armani, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, October 20, 2000- January 17, 2001. Photograph by David Heald©The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York.
Installation view from The Aztec Empire, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, October 15, 2004-February 13, 2005. Photograph by David Heald©The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York.

GALLERY COLORS

Each time the Guggenheim mounts an exhibition it embarks on an elaborate design process to plan the gallery ambiance. Wall color is often used to convey a particular time, place, or culture, and must highlight the works of art without competing with them. The choice of wall color can influence how a museum visitor experiences the artworks, so this process is crucial to the presentation. Guggenheim Gallery Colors includes the original colors chosen for the museum by Frank Lloyd Wright, as well as colors preferred by generations of curators and living artists. (More information about the museum building.)

Buy the Color Tools

These fifty hues were culled from the exhibition design archives of the Guggenheim and are intended to guide homeowners and designers in the presentation of art. To choose the color that is right for you, order a few sample pots and test the colors in your living space.

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