Simple Tips To Use Mismatched Surfaces In Your Interior Design

Mismatched surfaces create an aesthetical contrast that is extremely attractive. The contrast creates an alluring vibe that is very urban chic. Here are 5 ways you can use mismatched surfaces in your interior designs.

1. Paranaken vs. Laminates

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The basic highlight of this mismatched kitchen interior design is definitely the Paranaken tiles. Against the contrast of the wooden laminates used on the cabinets, it looks extremely eye-catching and attractive. Moreover, the artwork and appliances are used to create a nice decorative element that enhances the mismatched aesthetic of the space.


2. Tiles, Laminates & Quartz

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While usually people use just two materials to create the mismatched effect, you can definitely use more if the aesthetic calls for it. This kitchen interior design is a great example of multiple mismatched materials. The dark laminate on the under-cabinets, the light laminate on the over-cabinets coupled with the tiled backsplash and quartz countertop make for an expert mismatch contrast.


3. Light & Dark Tones

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The best kind of mismatched is when you use light and dark tones in the same space but use different materials. For example, if one of your feature wall is clad in distressed, dark wood finish, then the floor can be a light, neutral beige color. You can even use ambient lighting to bring out the starkness between the two tones.


4. Pop Of Contrast

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If you’re working with same-family color tones for your color scheme, then you need a small bit of contrast in the form of a single different color to make the space look interesting. Make sure that you don’t use a lot of colors, otherwise your main color palate can seem a little underwhelming.


5. Complete contrast

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Sometimes, all you need is a homogenous – i.e. completely plain – backdrop, and you can use different, completely contrasting colors in the foreground to create an interesting, mismatched effect. This can be done with the help of furniture, rugs, decoration pieces and even lighting fixtures. The combined effect to such contrast can bring in a lively effect in the ambience.

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