Over the course of the next month, we will be discussing the seven principles of good design and how we at Columbia Paint can help you execute each of the seven principles in your home.
The Seven Principles are:
Unity: A sense of uniformity or harmony in the space
Balance: Achieving visual equilibrium through the ordered distribution of elements of equal visual weight around a central axis. Can be symmetrical, asymmetrical, or radial
Rhythm: Suggests connected movement between different elements of interior design. Elements can be repeated, alternated, or arranged in progression to maintain a “visual tempo”
Emphasis: A central piece of art or furniture plays the role of a focal point or attention grabber. Other items around the focal point are used to complement it
Contrast: Can be achieved through differences in color, form, and space
Scale & Proportion: Ensures objects placed in a space look like they belong to each other. Achieving a harmony that is established through size, dimension, shape, or color of objects and how they relate to one another
Details: The little things in a space that add life and interest to it
Each of these principles contributes to the overall success of your space. Today we will be focusing on rhythm; This suggests connected movement between different elements of interior design. Elements can be repeated, alternated, or arranged in progression to maintain a “visual tempo”
Repeating colors and patterns throughout a space is a surefire way of giving a sense of rhythm to a room or an entire home. Below you can see the sense of rhythm created by repetition of both color and pattern.
Alternating elements is also a method of creating a sense of rhythm in a room. The shelves below are styled in a way that keeps your eye moving around the space in a way that satisfies a sense of anticipation for repeated colors and shapes. Pinks, golds, and blues are alternated to give the shelves a dynamic rhythm.
Colors arranged in progression are another effective method for creating rhythm. The use of analogous colors or varying shades of the same color add interest to a space as well as cohesiveness. The warm palette in the bedroom below is a great example of this.
If you are looking to add some rhythm to your space, come see us at Columbia Paint or Clarksville Paint and Decorating Design Centers for one on one assistance. We have over 250 wallcovering books and nearly as many fabric books. We also carry rugs, window coverings, and everything you need to paint your space. Stay tuned for next week’s design principle feature; We will be providing more tips and tricks to DIY your interior design.
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We’ve moved from the Dobbin Road location to our new, roomy location just down the road:
6822 Oak Hall Lane, Suite C2, Columbia MD 21045
Expect the same one-stop shopping for all your decorating needs. We are a full-service Benjamin Moore dealer offering the best quality of decorating products at the best prices around. We have a large supply of paint and paint supplies, wallcoverings, custom window treatments, fabrics and now NEW flooring selections from Kaleen Rugs and Luxury Vinyl Tile selections. And of course the same excellent customer service, knowledge and customer satisfaction that you’ve come to expect.
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Clarksville Paint & Decorating
12447 Clarksville Pike, Suite 1A, Clarksville, MD
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