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 contrast, which can be achieved through differences in color, form, and space.
Color is a fun and easy way to bring contrast to a space. The black doors and trim below add sophistication as well as interest to the room through the use of contrast.
Contrast can be provided through a paint’s sheen, as well as color. This gorgeous repurposed dresser by Kayla Payne is a great example of this. The high gloss shine of the Fine Paints of Europe in a Hollandlac Brilliant finish is in stark contrast to the lower sheen white shiplap wall behind it.
The room below is an excellent study in contrast, in the way color and pattern are used. The grasscloth wallcovering provide a perfect backdrop to feature the artwork and accent the white trim in the room.
If you are looking to add some contrast to your space, come see us at Columbia Paint or Clarksville Paint and Decorating Design Centers for one on one assistance. We are a Benjamin Moore Paint and Fine Paints of Europe dealer, and have over 300 wallcovering and 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.
NEW LOCATIONS! COME VISIT US AND EXPLORE!
We’ve moved from the Dobbin Road location to our new, roomy location just down the road:
Columbia Paint and Decorating, a Benjamin Moore Dealer
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.
ANNOUNCING OUR SECOND LOCATION:
Clarksville Paint & Decorating, a Benjamin Moore Dealer
12447 Clarksville Pike, Suite 1A, Clarksville, MD
Get in Touch with Columbia Paint Company Today
Columbia Paint Company is happy to help you choose the perfect color for your painting project and offer you tips for every step of the way. Not sure how to make sure your siding, trim, and accent colors match? Need to see the paints you loved online in person? Schedule an appointment today by calling 443-319-4001 or visiting us online. For more painting tips and updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Houzz, YouTube, and Pinterest!