The Impact Of Color And Texture In Furniture Design


Color and texture can play a major role in your home design. Aside from making or breaking a space, they also add personality and elevate your style when used correctly.

Using colors and textures that don’t fit with a room’s purpose can greatly affect your overall furniture design feel. So, how should you approach color and texture in your space?

Personalized Furniture Design

Above all, the design of the furniture in your home should be personalized to your needs and individual style. Even if you’re perfectly keeping up with 2023’s modern design trends, a house won’t feel like a home unless you love it.

Colors and textures add both visual interest and practical changes to your space, with the balance of both being essential to innovative interior design.

The Impact of Color

When considering the basics, light colors make a space look larger and dark colors make a space look smaller. However, using colors smartly to match a particular space is the key element.

“Smaller” doesn’t mean worse— for example, some people prefer a darker-toned office to help with focus and attention. Darker living spaces can also aid in embracing nature and individual styles, such as dark green walls offset by gem-toned furniture and plenty of plants. The key is utilizing the space and available lighting to their full extent.

Colors act in one of two ways: as complements or as contrasts. Choosing whether a color should be used as a complement or a contrast involves deciding where you want the eye to be drawn. We naturally look towards parts of the room that are visually interesting, so you can creatively guide the eyes away from areas you want to avoid and toward a focal point. Used in combination with the right texture bases, this simply elevates the furniture design in your home.

The Impact of Texture

Where color adds light, texture adds depth. The texture, or lack thereof, used in your space adds more than just visual interest.

Upholstery and finishes for furnishings are also functional— these are textures you’ll feel every day, whether it’s armchair upholstery or the right marble countertop for your kitchen. These need to serve a particular functional purpose and last against wear and tear, but the right textures can still greatly impact your home aesthetic. Whether natural wood, textile, or metallic elements are in use, they have to work for your space and intended atmosphere.

The right way to use textures is with layering. Layering correctly helps turn your house into a home, balances out monochrome colors, and adds intrigue to your space. If you prefer a minimalistic look for your space, textured wallpaper is a great option. It adds interest without relying on bold colors, allowing you to maintain a simple overall aesthetic while introducing a layer of depth with patterned wall coverings.

Use A Local Design Consultant To Assist In Your Furniture Design

Using color and texture in furniture design can easily elevate your style— or immediately overwhelm a space. We’re drawn to furnishings we like, items that stand out as focal pieces, and we focus on the overall atmosphere of our space when we think of it. However, texture and color need to be used with intent and in moderation to have the intended effect.

Working with a design consultant brings clarity to your home design process. At Designer’s Mark, we look at the whole picture. We want to work with you to create spaces you love that are expertly put together, from zoomed-out aspects such as wallpaper to zoomed-in focal points like home accessories.

Our designer furniture showroom is a haven of inspiration, the perfect starting place for re-energizing your space. Give us a call at 561-961-4149 to schedule a consultation with our team and view our selection of luxury furniture pieces.

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