Thursday, 3 September 2009

Using Contrasting Textures, Patterns & Colours to create a harmonious look

Creative activities has no boundaries. Although it is important to follow certain guidelines in achieving harmony in a decor, one need not restrict their creativity. What I have created in this collage is used a combination of 4 colours (tetrad) like Yellow, Violet, Red-Orange, Blue-Green (all complementary on the colour wheel). In addition to this, I have used various textures like a stone wall, blue-green carpeted floor, a fabric sofa, feathery fleece floor lamp, some porcelain vases etc., I have combined both contemporary & country styles of design to create this harmonious look.
If any one of you also admire contrasting textures, contrasting styles and contrasting colours like me.........please do write back a few of your ideas in creating the same.

4 comments:

sonali said...

Contrasting colour scheme is good but not in small area, it has to b a average room or place..... say orange with maroon, and if someone reali wants to innovate and try then blue with highlites of dark wood brown..... contrasting is a good experiment but there is always a chance of blunder, and it is not a very safe thing as oine man's food is another man's poison....nice post.....still waiting for your reply!

Vasudha.dilip said...

@ sonali....thanxx so much´for commenting. i am so sorry to have missed your question. can you repeat please

Shillu said...

You have a lovely blog and amazing ideas. Thank you for sharing them with us. loved the de-coupage chair

purplehomes said...

You have just made me a happy girl!! Of course please go ahead...it will be so nice to hear about your views...more the merrier...please do let me know when you do this so that i may publish the same on my blog for my readers.