Colour your world
Colours are so radically changed by differences in texture and pattern that a subtly handled monochromatic room can be as lively and memorable as one full of vivid colour contrasts. Texture and pattern need to be considered as seriously – though not so emotionally – as the process of colour building.
Kathleen Haimes of Uno Design says “Colour needs to be used to suit individual needs, there is no 'one set recipe' or formula. Every person uses colour to complement and enhance their environment and this is down to an individual process, it’s a very personal thing".
”The monochromatic look we did for the NZ House & Garden programme, focused on the play with texture and simplicity. We wanted a clean sophisticated look, with contrasting light and heavy pieces to offset each other, where some pieces anchored the space, others floated, working in harmony with each other.”
to read Mary Gilliatt’s Designwise tips for combining colour and texture to achieve great results.
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