A drawing dated January 1944 showed a polygonal structure with blue accents. Frank Lloyd Wright also proposed black marble, pink, peach, and, most dramatically, Cherokee red.
Made with iron oxide, Cherokee red is the earthy color that Frank Lloyd Wright used for interior spaces at Fallingwater and many other landmark homes. Cherokee red is often matched to Pittsburgh Paints color #6432-7, but can range from dark to bright.
Calling red "the color of creation," Frank Lloyd Wright proposed that the Guggenheim Museum be constructed with red marble walls, long-slim pottery red bricks, and weathered green copper banding.
Frank Lloyd Wright's early color ideas were never seriously considered.
"Red is a color which displeases S. R. G. as much as it does me," Hilla Rebay told Wright.
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