Saturday, April 28, 2012

High Contrast Spaces

Using high contrast instead of color for impact takes some know how.  It is a great look, like a black and white film, timeless and sophisticated.  There has to be some balance in order to draw the eye where you want it to go.  It can be used to highlight architecture like windows and molding treatments.  I believe that, when it is done right, it is one of the best looks out there.  It is great for people who don't want a color commitment but all the drama.
image from decor pad
decor pad

Another wonderful thing about these rooms is that they are a great balance of masculine and feminine.  If you are one of those couples that never agrees about decor, this might be the solution.  Lighter, European styled furnishings with a backdrop of grey, black, navy or brown.  The result is a space that both men and women love.

image from Meet Me in Philadelphia
image from juxtapost
Image from PBC Style
photo by Elizabeth Haas

My office has deep grey paint on one wall which allows all the white to pop and give it a more masculine feel (since my husband also uses the space).  I really like how the dark wood tones of the picture frames add richness.

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