Janice P. Warren Interior Design February 08th 2019, 11:22:42
Balance and complementing – these are two of the things that every home interior should have. When placing furnishings in the home, you must be aware of putting enough small and big items in the right areas to ensure that the look is well balanced. On the other hand, it is also necessary to choose colors that complement each other, even if these are contrasting, to create an attractive appearance in the design of the room.
Black and white are the colors that are highly identified with the minimalist impression when associated with concepts of interior design. But there are times when this color combination has been considered monotonous and boring by some. The real secret behind the black and white combination has many benefits as long as it has been balanced and complemented well. This can be achieved to the fullest with the addition of the yin and yan concept of the Orient.
Because the two colors of black and white have contrasting properties, they are well combined together. Both are neutral colors that can appropriately be combined for either fashion or interior design. By learning how to make use of these basic colors, one will be able to fall in love with the concept especially because the design that these colors provide are very firm and useful for any home.
In Chinese philosophy, the black and white color combination has been considered as a good balance. They have used the term yin and yan for these colors. Through the right use and balance in the use of the colors, one will be able to create an impression of sweetness, timelessness, elegance, and style.
It is not easy to design a house with neutral colors because one needs to pay close attention to the accompanying decorations such as the paintings, vases, or lamps that are placed in the different areas of the room. Additional ornaments that you like to place in the home may make you feel bored with the look quickly because of the pale colors. Using an intricate pattern with either of these colors may be something that you would want to consider.
Another thing that you would need to think about is to be able to add in color to the home without having to place other furnishings having a different color. You can give the home a different impression by adding beautiful lighting for the home. The addition of blue lighting would make the home look cozy and relaxed. Yellowish lighting would give an airy appearance to the design that you have for your home.
As has been shown in the picture above, you can also find a touch of purple on the couch. From time to time, you can add color to the home by changing the color of the pillows and cushions that you place on the couch. Giving the yin and yan concept life can also be done by placing some indoor plants in the home to extend that oriental look giving it a fresh appearance.