Texture can be a powerful design tool if used properly. Texture can be defined as the surface quality of a material. It adds interest to a space, reinforces the design concept, adds scale, modulates light, and helps differentiate objects and surfaces from each other.
When aiming for visual interest for example, utilizing various textures can transform your monochromatic color scheme into a sophisticated and intriguing space and reinforcing the color concept. A textured feature wall with proper lighting can dramatically increase the emphasis and focus within the space. The correct use of texture even has the ability to make rooms seem larger or smaller.
"It adds interest to a space, reinforces the design concept, adds scale, modulates light, and helps differentiate objects and surfaces from each other."
When considering the use of texture in a design its important to consider the style direction that you want to achieve. Often "contemporary" designs are associated with smooth or finely textured materials and "traditional" spaces with darker or heavier textures. Lighting is a very important factor to consider as well since very diffuse lighting or strong direct lighting can washout textures within a space. knowing the rules of how texture effects lighting can prevent issues such as glare, surface imperfections or the texture absorbing too much light reducing the brightness and color of a surface.
Texture with your design should be used carefully to have the optimal desired effect. Need professional help creating a dazzling space with strateigic placement of texture. Contact us for a consultation.