Artwork is often selected after a room has been designed and the colours already chosen. For those creating the art themselves, either to be sold commercially, for a specific client’s needs, or for their own home, here are several design concepts to ponder while in the planning stages.
Interior designers rely on colour palates to pull a room together and create harmonious blends and stand-out accent pieces. You’ll want to know if the piece of art or photography is meant to blend in, complement, or contrast with the rest of the room. Looking at a range of colour palates will help you select the main scheme you want featured in your scene or for your abstract design. The selection of palates is virtually endless but spending a solid amount of time viewing them will help with inspiration. The right colour selections will be both pleasing to the eye and satisfy a mood and tone set out for the room.
In addition to colour, take shapes, patterns, textures, size of the room, and other details into account. If a loveseat has a unique pattern, the painting hanging above it shouldn’t have a clashing, disruptive pattern, too. However, if the room is filled with solid colours and large shapes, art with interesting texture, detail, and a full spectrum of colour can make it a focal point.
The medium onto which you’re going to print your finished piece is as important as the design and subject matter. Acrylic, metal, canvas, glossy photo paper, or matte photos under glass all offer very different looks. Each one will have an optimal way to display it, as well. Metal and acrylic pieces look great with a recessed and floating appearance, whereas canvas can be nicely framed or stretched around hardwood. Selecting professional online photo printing services which offer a wide range of options, that offer guarantees of quality, and which only hire staff who are experts in photography and art, means you’ll have an archival quality print for the home.
Copying colours from unique pieces in the room — the bed, a loveseat, a marble island – and bringing them into the piece will ensure it matches andwill brings the room together. Note that doing this with every colour can be overkill. The artwork should match but not replicate every colour found within. This ends up creating a generic feel akin to a hotel room.
One designing concept says to colour from dark to light, floor to ceiling, so you can choose to create art using medium tones to suit this rule. Or, you might want to create a dramatic accent piece that breaks the rule. It all depends on if you want the artwork to be the focal point of the room or to blend in.
If you’re working for a client, create a survey of questions for them to answer about what they’re looking for. People may list colours that they don’t like, but if you find they’d go perfectly in the room in question, sending a colour swatch that you’ve created to the client could help convince them.
Remember that colours on your computer screen may not reflect what is printed out. Check the colour settings on your monitor or laptop to make sure they’re calibrated correctly and that the tilt of your laptop screen isn’t warping the presentation of colours.
Find inspiration from interior design rules and allow them to inspire beautiful, enhancing decoration.