Design Detox – Using the Minimal Palate
Lately, interior design has been twinning it out with hybrid design scheme, and even though it is more or less alright in the contemporary genre – and even allowed – to go just the tiniest bit overboard, it is becoming a bit hard for the general eye to become accustomed to this dual print scheme. Even though nothing in the contemporary genre is truly as intimidating as classical or traditional baroque, the modern take on this ostentatious elitism is still very much cluttered according to the contemporary sensibilities. Thus, the design detox came into being, and it allows for a minimal use of textures, contrast and fabrics, while still keeping the interior the same amount of interesting. It is a recently trending idea, and only gained popularity because, like the end of baroque, people have tired of the constant visual stimulation that makes up the contemporary interior. This style uses a subdued palate, and relegates most of the design prowess to a simple elegance that is all inherently the color scheme and a simple fixture palate. Today, we will be looking at a few such examples that might make you reconsider a design detox.
The very essence of the design detox is to get to a very basic sketch of what interior designing is capable of, and this one does just that. Using a beige color palate. The designer has expertly played out the blueprint of the visual detox, and made it all the more believable by using simple furniture and lighting patterns.
There is nothing about this particular interior that makes the eye stick quite as much as the angle of the actual photograph and the artificial long planter, and that is the beauty of this design detox. The color scheme is layered in shades of whites and grays, while the only standout features are one that are obsolete.
Simplicity at its best, this design detox interior has managed to find the perfect harmony between colors and textures. The wooden laminate with the white paint and fixture combination is expertly executed and brilliantly portrayed.
While bedrooms tend to be a bit of an organized chaos, this one manages to embrace the design detox theme by playing on the white, and losing out on the textures – which was a brilliant and sensible decision given the size of the space and contextual analysis of the fixtures.
This interior goes elementary when it comes to design – using a mostly colorless palate, this one reinforces a sense of simplicity by not using any outstanding textures and materials, instead focusing on the simplicity of the ambiance.