The Beautiful and the Soft – A Breezy Take on Interior Design
When it comes to interior designing, the average demand on a scale of seven out of ten would be to make the space seem larger than it truly is. To manipulate the interior envelop of three dimensions in such a way requires careful consideration of several elements. These include lighting, architectural planning, structure and the application of the material palate. Out of all these, the most important factor is the color scheme. To make a space seem larger than it is, it is important that the material palate follows the correct color scheme. While white is a neutral base, wall application of this hue is known to considerably open up the context of an enclosed space. It can brighten up the overall feel of the interior in a subtle, inconspicuous way while making it seem chic and sophisticated. Let us take a look at few such examples of beautiful and breezy.
A little bit of Texture
Since pure white can become a tiny bit stark and austere, the use of texture can uplift that aura of frigid starkness is a given. It is one of the ways the material palate can be used to determine the overall atmosphere of the entire scheme. White wall cladding can provide the right amount of contrast to an otherwise rigid space while keeping it appropriately breezy with the help of clever lighting – be it natural or artificial. A dash of bright color with the right amount of visual weight here and there can help you add that personal flair to your space while still keeping it light and airy.
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When designing a breezy interior, it is prudent to make an admirable contrast. If you do not want to adhere to texturing and would like a simple white interior scheme, then it is important that you pair it with a single contrasting color that would harmonize the translucent quality of a white scheme. In this case, even though the white washed walls give off a purely minimal look, the addition of navy blue fixtures and ornaments takes away some of that austerity.
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Up and Down
If your walls are white, then you have to create a solid undertow to keep your interior scheme grounded. This juxtaposition of up and down is purely dissimilar and allows for a suitable contrast to humanize the space. The image below is a perfect example of such a phenomenon, where the white of the walls in complemented by the earthy brown tones of the floor. A dash of pastel coloring in the form of decorative features – paintings, frames, baubles, backlighting, etc. – would definitely ground the breeziness of such an interior even more.
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Sometimes, too much texture and too much cluttering can make the essence of even a sufficient amount of space stifling. It is important to achieve the right balance of minimalism meeting contrast. If the setup is too overflowing then the interior space seems more oppressive rather than trendy and tasteful.
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If white seems to be too neutral a color for you, then you can definitely balance it out with a light wood addition. This set-up would be complementary in a space that needs an abundance of cabinetry. Oak wood is a suitable light colored wood that would amalgamate well with a white interior while retaining the character of a space and making it appropriately beautiful and breezy.
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