The Wood Effect – 50 Shades Browner
Organic, Rustic, Country, Kitsch, Victorian, Prairie – any interior style that has an organic vibe tends to have a bit of wood as a feature element of its design. An authentic, natural material, wood tends to create an aura that is not only natural, but also cozy and intimate. Available in a wide variety all over the world, wood is one material that is universal in all designs. We have oak wood for that light, airy feel, chestnut for that elusive ambiance of grandeur, rosewood for a tropical vibe, and teak for that vibrant touch that can brighten up the interior. No matter what the style, there is a type of wood that would be fitting for that particular interior ambiance. The most common use of any kind of wooden texture however, is the floor finish – granted modern innovation has limited the use of authentic wood by introducing hybrids and vinyl textures, real hardwood floors are still very much in style. The wooden aesthetic can lend an unparalleled warmth to any setting, no matter how austere, and that warmth creates an environment that is not only cozy, but with proper interior accompaniments and lighting styles, can turn out to be incredibly intimate as well. Today, we’ll be looking at a palate of interiors that would have been completely different had it not been for their wooden aesthetic.
1. Modern Rustic
On the road map of wooden interior expressions, this one seems to be a particularly good one to start from; with walls clad in wood, and floor played out in wooden patterns, this interior seems like a cozy little contemporary interpretation of the idea of a more organic style, but the use of contemporary industrial elements such as bricking and chalkboards give it a more modern aesthetic.
The dark wood tones in this one definitely do not take away from the playful, vivid vibe of the rest of this scheme – in fact, the yellow is a perfect counterpart to the subdued hue of the wooden floor, along with the rope lighting in the drop ceiling.
A pretty simple affair, this interior takes on the simplest design elements and furniture styles and presents them in a perfectly minimal articulation – the wood here is a nice contrast to balance out the starkness of the white color scheme.
Although the wood in this interior scheme is used in minimal’s, the strategic placement of all wooden features create a direct contrast against the glossy and textured modern industrial vibe that this interior supports.
Light and airy, Oakwood adds a breezy, casual vibe to this otherwise downcast interior and makes it a surefire winner. The light brown is the polar opposite of the navy blue backdrop and creates a nice visual balance with the rest of the scheme.