Monday, July 15, 2013

Variety and Contrast

They say variety is the spice of life and it certainly is in the case of design as well as contrast. I'm sure you are thinking right now on how many ways you create or design contrast in everything you do every day.

Variety is the design concept that breaks the monotony of others like proportion and harmony by introducing elements that create interest. When applying these concept you apply into a design colors, shapes and textures that catch your attention.

Contrast is used to enhance or decrease the value of a design element like lines and shapes, or the value of other concepts like proportion. By using contrast colors may look lighter of darker, shapes seem smaller of bigger and placer look farther or closer.

Use These two concepts to make simple spaces more interesting, to increase the visibility of a graphic design, or to create focal points out similar objects.

Have a lovely day and hope to be able to see you more often this week!


  1. Its truly amazing the different contrasts can make! Love the idea of that red wall

  2. I love variety and contrasts. Any time I try to do things the same, it's when I become so bored and feel grumpy. I've read a lot of books that have said the rooms in your home should compliment each other and flow easily and their examples were using the same colour pretty much in every room and I just found that so boring, I would become depressed in my own home that way, haha. I love opening the door and finding something completely different behind each door. Contrasts are just as fun as similars. Hope you have a great week doll xx

  3. I love your design posts. And now I want to add a little punch of color to my living room ...

  4. Variety and contrast really do break up a room and make it so much more interesting. I try to create a little contrast with pop designs in a foot rest spread or bold pictures.
    I'm looking for more pieces to add variety and contrast!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  5. Love all the wedding images–and such perfect illustrations of variety and contrast!