If you’re looking to be extremely creative with the design of your space, it is important to work with an experienced team of professionals who understand your options. They will help you navigate those options, and ensure you come out the other end with a finished product that is more than satisfactory. While designing with color and texture can be a very personal, independent decision to make—there are still many intricacies that require a range of expertise, and true custom craftsmanship to accomplish.
Using nontraditional colors in your spaces shouldn’t be a taboo decision. It’s your space, your budget, and your style. Below, we have compiled a series of tips and tricks that allow you to maximize creativity, function, and value in your design.
Be True to Yourself
First off, make sure it’s a move you’re really willing to make. It will be something you likely live with for quite some time—so don’t let it be a rash decision. Once you’re confident in this choice, dive in full force and immerse yourself in a range of inspiration from a range of design theories. Load up your timelines and newsfeeds with as many different sources of content related to your project as you can. Take the time to explore all of your options, and hang on to all of your favorites.
Research Color Theory
If you are going to design with a lot of color and texture, take the time to research color theories. We recommend the classic Pantone, but there are many schools of thought on the subject. Find what speaks to you, and understand the rules and guidelines they layout.
This can have to do with vibes and ambiance, but also psychology and your mentality. It is not a subject to trod lightly around. And, it can help you avoid clashing colors, textures, and even patterns.
Plan, Plan—Plan Again When Designing With Color and Texture
Take the time to arrange your inspirations in what will likely be several variations of vision boards. It is important to ensure that all of your elements work together. No matter how much you like the independent item, you don’t want things to clash and render your design a mess.
Bring large samples of your top picks into your home, and track their relationship to your space for a period of time. This might sound a bit over the top, but colors and finishes really change based on lighting. You want to make sure each element’s best light is similar to what your space has to offer.
Find One Place to be Neutral
It might sound kind of backwards, for a piece on designing with color and texture. But, whether it be your appliances, cabinetry finish(es), backsplash, flooring—somewhere should be fairly neutral. Even in the most uniquely creative spaces, there is some neutrality that grounds the design. You can go crazy, but find a way to ensure your design remains tied to the realities of your space.
Spend the Money When Designing With Color and Texture
If you’re hoping to achieve a creatively bright, unique space—try to avoid skimping on even the smallest of touches. All of the elements you introduce into a space where color, texture, and design are the focus need to be top notch. This is because you are inviting those who enter the space to possibly notice each and every detail. So, you want to make sure each and everyone is exactly how you’ve planned it to be.
When you’re ready, let us know. We’re looking forward to exploring all of the unique options that exist for your space.