Sometimes designers become too preoccupied with monochrome colors for rugs, sofas and draperies, or for all wood finishes. Contrasting colors can be nice to look at if they are well done, especially if they are combined with textures in furniture and accessories.
Some examples are dark wood furniture contrasting with white or ivory and textured fabrics. The addition of texture to the fabric or furniture also lessens the effect of contrast. A rattan or banana leaf woven chair with a cushion covered with white herringbone tweed is not as cold in a room as a black lacquered chair with white polyester cushions.
Even the red color will not be so shocking if it is made in small splashes of accessories or pillows with textured patterns. A cloth providing a nap like chenille or faux suede gives a different shade of color every time you brush it in a different direction, so soften the red color in a room. Other textures like embroidery, quilting and braiding can also soften a contrasting color fabric.
Other ways to soften the contrast effect in a room are to place a beautiful natural balance in a room. A variety of plants can provide color and a more relaxing sensation in the room. The furniture in black or ebony wood
(not lacquered) goes well with the wooden pieces with a natural wood finish to show the beauty of the natural grain. Finished ebony wood alongside natural finished wood is another form of contrast. Dried plants can also give the impression of being surrounded by nature and harmony in a room with contrasting colors.
& # 39; Harmony & # 39; plays a key role, much more than in a monochromatic colorful piece. The implication of rhythm or repetition of elements in a room is harmony. The best example is the placement of accessories and wall decor diagonally on the wall. Nesting tables or three sizes of the same vase allow you to progress and help the eye to move easily from one area to the other. A repetition like small-big-small-large-sized images or frames, in particular, round or oval-shaped can give the impression of a gently flowing river and gives a sense of calm, even in a contrasting color room.
Do not be afraid of contrasting colors because a dramatic piece is good, but ask your designer how to put together all this so that it is not cold, shocking or hurtful to the eye . In fact, I suggest
that you are attending a small business that has unique art pieces, buy one, and tell your designer that this is the focal point or theme of my room. Let your designer extend the contrasting colors of your themed piece into furniture and other room accessories. Remember, texture and harmony are the keys to success.
These ideas are particularly useful in a vacation home, but can be used in any home or office.