How 2 Different Concepts Mix Well: Let’s Go For A Little ‘Subtle Yet Bold’

Subtle and bold are two very different concepts, but in contemporary designs, both of them can work together beautifully. Of course it is always a challenge to find the perfect balance between these two concepts, and only someone with an expert eye can truly accomplish it. Below, we’ll be looking at 5 interior designs that are the perfect mix of subtle and bold.



1. Those robust lines

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Had the geometry of this interior design been any simpler, or has the color scheme been simple and solitary, then the entire final outlook would have been completely different. As it is, the triumvirate of white, grey and black that makes up the feature wall has been done in a simple but impactful way. It’s the perfect combination of being bold yet subtle at the same time.



2. Definitive Outlines

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The perfect way to combine the subtle-bold aesthetic is by choosing a nice, understated finish or color, and highlighting it by bold, stand-out line work. Just take a look at this stunning bathroom design. The vanity is half bold, half subtle and looks extremely attractive.




3. Use framing with soft colors

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Aluminum framing with a backdrop of soft colors is also a great way to design subtle yet bold at the same time. The aluminum framing – preferably with glass installations – create a nice ‘frame effect’ that highlights the subtle end of the design spectrum. Together, both of these design elements work in tandem to create a wholesome looking interior design.



4. Light and dark

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Dark colors have an inherently bold effect. They have a way of adding a mysterious look to any space. You can use a combination of bold colors like black, burgundy or more to work in a bold aura in your interior designs. Alternately, you can use something light and soft to counter its effect.



5. Splashes of bright

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Nothing says bold like vivid, and nothing says subtle like understated finishes. So when you combine the two concepts in a single interior design, you’re bound to get an interesting mix of both. This interior design is the perfect example of how you can accomplish that; the use of red represents the bold end of the spectrum, while the dull backdrop gleans in a subtle vibe. Together, this combo works beautifully.

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