What do you think of the next trend of an interior design can be?
We already included the colour of the year, some great lighting innovation, laser artworks and even shinier materials. So, what’s new?
If you ask us, we’ll say that it’s white on wood interior designs! Whether the design is either organic or modern, both of them are contrasting and contradicting. So how should you harmonize and bridge the gap between these two materials?
Let’s find out!
1. USING IN ALTERNATING SURFACES
So the first way to use wood and whites in the same space is by using them in alternating surfaces. You cannot simply have a large white surface next to a large wooden one. You have to play with the design! If the table top is white, then the underbelly would be wood! If the trimming is wooden, the main surface is going to be white! That is the way to use this specific palate in your interior designs!
2. EVOKING ASYMMETRY
Both wooden textures and white color are fairly straightforward. They are understated and skate the boundary of neutral and soft hues! So what to do in order to create interest? You can use asymmetry to your advantage! If the balance between these two surfaces is asymmetric, then your interior design is automatically going to look interesting!
3. CREATING VISUAL BALANCE
Wood is a warm colored material. White is an a-colored hue with soothing qualities. So when you’re designing an interior in both of these materials, you have to know which material to use more than the other. Since warm colors have more visual weight and white has awesome reflective qualities, it is best that you use wood in moderation! Using a lot of white is going to make your space seem large, while wood will add in warm accents!
4. EVOKING WARMTH THROUGH LIGHTING
If you’re worried about the kind of lighting you should use in a wood and white interior, then fear not! We’re here to guide you! You can use warm lighting – dim or dark gold – especially if you’re using white in larger parts of your design. This warm lighting is going to enhance the wooden accents and give a beautiful glow to the white counterparts!
Trimming is a boundary that is used in small, narrow amounts all throughout the design. When you’re designing a white and wood interior, use wooden trimmings along the white surfaces. This is going to give your space a delicate and exclusive look! It will evoke a modern vibe that is going to enhance the overall ambiance of your space!
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This article was first published in Ezbuy.