In the first Back to Basics we covered 3 of the Elements of Design – Space, Form/Shape, and Line. Now let’s explore the last two – Texture and Color.
Texture refers to the smoothness or roughness of a surface. It has dimension, form, tactile sensations and a temperature. How can texture have a temperature you may ask? Well, depending on what it is it will introduce a warm or cool touch to a room. Rich wood, fuzzy fabrics, stone, will bring a warm touch to a room. Stainless, glass, marble, lacquer. smooth shinny things bring a cool touch. Let’s look at some examples.
This powder room is a great example of several textures. The stone wall adds so much dimension to the space and contrasts beautifully with the smooth wood of the mirror and counter top.
Hair on hide combines visual and tactile texture. Oh the examples here are endless!
The hair on hide rug atop the sisal, combined with leather sectional – this room is oozing texture.
The smooth stone, imbedded with Swarovski crystals, has so much visual texture you’ll have a hard time tearing yourself away.
Our new faux leather area rug has an interesting “bumpy” texture as well as a glamorous sheen. Notice the great contrast between the rug and the cocktail table.
These unique zipper pillows combine smooth and rough textures. Your friends will be saying “Wow, where did you find those?” You’ll reply “At Stange’s of Waupaca” of course!
More pillows and rugs on display at Stange’s. You can invite them in to your home for a punch of color and texture.
Color refers to hue. It can be the result of pigment (such as paint) or light (such as the sun). Color can saturate a room or be the accent. It can be subtle or bold. No matter what it always brings life to a space and can be lots of fun to play with.
This is a great example of having fun with color. The hot pink just brings this room to life as the color contrasts with all the white.
Here Mother Nature provides a vivid blue sky to contrast with the orange chairs, an ever changing color scheme as the day moves in to night.
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Next we will look at the Principals of Design – Scale, Proportion, Balance, Rythm, Emphasis, Variety and Unity. Be sure and stay tuned!