Add visual interest to your living space is by using contrasting colors and textures! To create an energetic and upbeat feeling in your space, use highly contrasting colors and textures.
Primary colors deliver vibrancy and visual charge to your room when used together. For example, a blue curtain against yellow walls will supercharge contrast in your room.
The True Perfor Arch model by Clayton
As you can see in the True Perfor Arch model living room above, pops of yellow, blue and red tones all contrast against one another, but are balanced across the room to create an exciting, energetic feel!
Different textured materials that reflect and absorb light in varying ways also create dynamic visual interest, such as jute placed next to smooth glass or ceramic pottery. Metal and mirrored items against rustic wooden pieces highlight each other and produce a visual “bounce”.
The Bordeaux model by Norris
Above, you can see mixed textures and colors on the bookshelves. Even the mixed colors and textures of plants with lots of wood detailing brings pops of detail and interest to the room!
Choosing Similar Colors and Textures
On the other hand, to create a restful and calming feeling, utilize monochromatic colors schemes. Monochromatic colors are different values and shades of the same color family. Less contrast makes a space more relaxing. Your eyes and brain don’t have to work as hard to process what’s going on.
Soothing and comforting textures include soft cotton fabrics and well-worn wooden surfaces. Also it helps to calm a space if you repeat the same item or pattern.
Tell your style story at home! Keep it genuine by using your favorite things and have fun! Take a look at the video below to see how I use color and texture to liven up a space.
Topics Decor and Design