Tuesday, July 23, 2013

ELEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN

ELEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN
When planning on brightening the home the first thing comes to mind is using colour .However  all the elements of design should be considered you cannot try trading one for the other  .Here is a brief explanation of these important elements ,these are  basic and anyone aspiring to be good at such must become familiar with them, they are :

1. Colour                          
 2. line                    
3. pattern                                
 4. shape
5. Testure                  
6. Form  
7.  Space

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 Lighting 
is very important and the effect it will  have on the above elements depends whether it is northern , southern , eastern or western light.
Colour
is the result of breaking down white light into a single colour element by using a glass prism. These colour elements are red, orange, yellow green ,indigo, blue violet or what is called colours of the rain bow. Colour has effect on the body even though many are unaware, it also stand for symbolism   and meaning.



 Shape
Is an area enclosed in a line must be taking into the design factor .A shape can be abstract it does not need to look like an identifiable object but can be made attractive by adding colour and texture.
This is create when a group of related shapes lines or marks is united together.Pattern can be natural , man made and applied Pattern
Lines
May be seen as a path traced by a moving point or dot or can be simple as a mark made by a pointed tool. Every lines has thickness ,direction and rhythm created with regular or irregular lines. Line is capable of suggestion and conveys all types of moods and feelings
Texture
This is referred to as surface quality and can be a rough as rock ,smooth as silk to experience one must be able to have experience touch
 Form
This is a shape that either looks 3 dimensional (3D) or is 3S. This usually associated with sculture architecture and may be associate with the natural landscape.form though is expected to regular and balanced is best think of as formless.
Space
This describes the distance between people, places and objects .Space bring into the arena, scale and environment 

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