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Playing With Contrast
Barn Light Electric Company
This space is an awesome statement on how contrast can create visual interest in the space. By juxtaposing opposites (red, black, white) the designer was able to make key accessories like the EAT sign, barn light pendant, and blender "pop." The wooden island gives this edgy space a touch of softness.
This room from the Vision House Orlando has a calm and neutral color palette but I wouldn't call it bland. The dark and richly colored hard wood flooring creates drama and contrapposto in the space by casting shadows at the base of the furniture. The ample natural lighting from the windows gives this space a beautiful lighting gradient.
Color contrast makes us really appreciate the eclectic use of orange and yellow in this living room. Without the muted sea-foam green walls, tangerine wall treatment, macrame pillows, and giant peach paintings might feel a little cartoonish. But by setting them beside a refined and cool hue, they keep their fun and energy without overwhelming the room.