Light walls, dark door.
Dark blue walls, basically everything else in the room is white.
These are just two examples of using contrast as a design element. Using contrast in interior design is pretty straightforward. Put two elements in opposition of one another to bring a space to life.
Ways to introduce contrast:
- Black pillows on a white sofa
- Antique furniture in the same room with modern accessories
- Light color wall with a dark, bold piece of art
- Dramatic, large furniture with one delicate chair mixed in
- An ornate chandelier in the same rooms as plaid furniture for a mix of design styles
Contrast is one of my favorite elements to use. Just look at our pantry. The teal paint on the white shelf adds just the little bit a “wow” to an otherwise boring space.
Dark furniture adds some interest against the very beige walls in our entryway.
Have you given any thought to contrast throughout your home? I’d love to hear about it or see some pictures.
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