Wood is a very versatile material and is available in a wide variety of textures/colours. Many of these are dark and many are light. Each of them has a very unique texture. However, with the advent of engineered wood, tiles and vinyl’s, you can now emulate these textures in any material format possible. But it’s the lightest shades of wood – pine, beach, ash, oak and maple – that are trending at the top these days. Let’s take a look at how you can use them in your interior designs.
1. Top and bottom
Light textures of wood go best with all shades of white, which is why this kitchen is especially gorgeous. The white parts have been artfully sandwiched between a top and bottom of the lightest wood textures, which makes for a very elegant design formation. The kitchen floor itself may be white, but the space outside it is certainly complementary to the top cabinets, and keeps the ambiance from becoming too stark.
2. Striking visual balance
The best thing about light wood textures is that they have a very low opacity, and look very breezy when coupled with largely white materials. Once again, this kitchen serves as an excellent example of how you can strike visual balance with such uniquely opaque materials. Both the white and wood textures work in contrast to create a very breezy atmosphere.
3. An entire wall
Light wood textures are perfect for creating a feature or accent wall. You don’t even have to contrast them with any other colour. Just a stylish, smooth design of an artfully laminated wall in shades of oak, pine or maple wood are going to make a nice, trendy focal point in your interior designs. Their soft wood grain makes for an excellent texture in any material format.
4. A backdrop of natural light
Light wood textures work best when they ae complemented by a backdrop of uninterrupted natural light. Because they are on the lighter side, these textures definitely share some reflective qualities with white. As a result, they tend to look breezier and more attractive when paired with an abundance of natural light.
5. Light contrast
Light wood textures also work best when they have been contrasted with some accessories and counterparts from other colours in the neutral palette. As you can see in this image, the beige sofa, the grey area rug and the fresh green planters add a dynamic to the overall aesthetic of this living room.