Creative Use Of Colors And Textures

Hello, welcome to today’s class!


Color can strongly influence the mood of a design. You probably know that, but have you ever wondered how one colour can have two or more meanings?

Red, for example, can mean love but it can also represent aggression, danger, or violence. With all of those feelings associated with the color red, how do you know when it says which and what will be the connotation of red in your design?

That’s where you have to take all the other elements of design into account. Pay attention to the color’s value, or saturation. And are elements such as line, texture, or shape pointing to certain moods or feelings that the design is suppose to elicit?


  1. Don’t underestimate the power of texture and pattern, both have an important role in drawing the elements of a room together and making it appear welcoming.  Be careful to ensure that the ‘visual weight’ of these elements is balanced.
  2. Because of the strong associations that we have with materials, textures and patterns can be used to make a space appropriate for a particular purpose or for an individual.
  3. Light will affect texture: direct light will enhance it, whereas diffused light will detract from it.  Every texture also reflects light differently, so use shiny reflective textures where more light is needed and darker, more absorbent textures where the light level is too high.
  4. Infants and children are constantly searching for new visual stimuli to learn more about the world. Cater for this interest by including stimulating patterns and textures in the rooms where they sleep and play.

Trust you enjoyed today’s class?

In the next class, we will be discussing Use Of Colors In The Society

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