How textures and tones can define a space

In a recent article by the Property Tribune, Courtney Pellegrino of Studio Cult discussed how different tones and textures can define a space, and what factors play a role in how to distinguish between areas in a home.

Different tones and textural finishes can completely transform and elevate the space, for example neutral earthy tones when used together, giving the designated space a warm and layered effect, conjuring a cosy lived in vibe. Strong contrasts and lines are often used to clearly distinguish the differences between respective rooms in the home.

“Tone and textural finishes within a home have the power to completely elevate your space”

– Courtney Pellegrino

Courtney noted that “Tones and texture are critical to the design of your home. They hold the power when it comes to creating depth, vibrancy and warmth.”

Courtney also notes in the article that some trends have also made a resurgence such as shou-sugi-ban, which is an ancient Japanese method used to preserve timber by charring it and this practice is making a return to interior design.

Interesting and feature materials are an ever present when it comes to design. Courtney notes that they try incorporating multiple elements can sell the story or mood of the space. “Metals, stone, glass and fabrics are pieces that can be tied in throughout the entire home,”. One such example of this can be seen in the exposed brick feature offering from Midland Brick, which adds a rustic touch to a clean-cut space.

A current standout trend is natural, earthy tones. They can be interpreted into so many different styles and really work together to help sell that story.

This trend can be seen in the The Grand Burleigh by Smart Homes for Living, with the repetition of earthy tones in across various elements, such as the tiles, cabinetry, shelving and interior elements.”

It’s important to have a strong idea of the style you’re looking for at the very beginning. Look at the tones and textures you’re after and incorporate it into every piece of your home.

Courtneys final piece of advice is to “have a good starting tip is to look at the neutral tones, and then pick your key colours. Ask yourself questions like whether you’re looking at warm or cool, depth or colour, rustic or modern.”

If you would like to read the full article, it can be found on the Property Tribune here.



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