Snap, Crack and Sizzle – Yellows and Interior Design
Visual balance is one of the more important characteristics of interior design. It works in tandem with the rest of the weighty design concepts, including but not limited to color scheme, balance, harmony, rhythm and proportion. Visual balance pertains to not only the physical manifestations of any design, such as products design, fixtures, and accessories – but also to the metaphysical aspects that define the ratio of visual weight an eye can perceive when looking at a particular design. When you study the color wheel, you would notice a singularity that amalgamates the contrasting hues and colors in the pinwheel – out of all the colors, some dull and some not, it is yellow that is both light as a feather and heavy as a crane when it comes to defining the visual impact. This dichotomy of undefined reserves most designers from using this particular color in context with interior designing. However, there are a few bold souls that have taken such a leap of faith, and today, we will be taking a look at a few interiors that take yellow and own it.
Angles and proportion
Overall, this particular interior is made up of an understated color and material palate than leans heavily towards drab. That may have been a deliberate decision on the designer’s part to lessen out the impact of the yellow part of this scheme. Even with the otherwise low-key color come material a palate, it is the yellow that makes this interior an instant stand out.
This is another example of an interior where the space is designed in low-key materials and colors to lessen out the impact and visual weight of the parts that would have to be allocated yellow. The triangular application in strategic places make this design creative, as well as impactful.
Zig and Zag
Even though the yellow in this particular interior is in bits and pieces, the impact is still there – however, in this interior, it is lighter than its above counterparts. That is mostly because the visual balance is shifted in the favor of other more brighter colors that have a heavier visual impact than the yellow in this scheme.
Inside the Square
By now, you’d have noticed the trend of using light weight hues when choosing to apply yellow in any contrasting theme. It can be a challenging task to maintain the visual integrity of yellow, and only the very experienced can pull it off otherwise.
In bits and pieces
The yellow part in this particular scheme is very small, but it still carries a lot of weight. Had the entire scheme been white in the backdrop, the single yellow chair would have been insufficient, but the backdrop of black balances out that visual arrhythmia.