Day 15 of 31 Days of Decorating Tabletops: Using Contrast in our Decor. Please pin this for later.
If white is the absence of color and black is the absence of light, then shadow is the contrast between the two. A shadow is born when a source of light is blocked. You can’t have the dark shadow without the light. That is what makes contrast so important in our decor. We can use opposite colors on the color wheel. We can use metal with soft fabric, rough objects with smooth ones, blend luxurious collectibles with everyday utility. The easiest contrast is with color. But, it is fascinating how light makes such a difference. Here are a few examples around my house.
Another example of light on dark, with a gold, round tray to mirror the shape of the table.
This light colored pottery shows up great against a black background.
As do these adorable white rabbits, a gift from my mother-in-love.
This is an example of how to use wood on wood. The box is a darker wood than the table, so it shows up nicely.
And this is how to accessorize a home office that is light in color.
I’ve used black on top of the credenza. It shows up great against beige walls and beige furniture.
I hope you enjoyed this short tour around my house. I hope you agree that using contrast in decor helps showcase our accessories even better.
Let me know how you use contrast in your home.
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