Luxury Design Elements-Foyer by Haleh Design, Inc.
Whether not formally educated or have a master’s degree in design; interior designers all follow the basic elements and principles of design.
THE ELEMENTS OF DESIGN
Line is somewhat self-explanatory. A lines is a basic element that indicates a point that moves across a surface.
A shape is a self contained defined area of geometric or organic form. Don’t forget that positive shape can also create a negative shape. Thus you have to consider both what you are filling, and what you are not filling.
All lines have direction – Horizontal, Vertical or Oblique. Horizontal suggests calmness, stability and tranquillity. Vertical gives a feeling of balance, formality and alertness. Oblique suggests movement and action.
Size is simply the relationship of the area occupied by one shape to that of another.
Texture is the surface quality of a shape – rough, smooth, soft hard glossy etc. Texture can be physical (tactile) or visual as noted when using patterns.
The spectrum of colors
Value is the lightness or darkness of a color. Value is also called Tone