Concentration through Minimalism

November 20, 2017
One of the most widespread trends of the year has been the minimalist movement. But just as quickly as it arose, it has evolved into a richer palette than the blank, white slate with which it began. If you’ve been considering embracing a more minimal approach to your Toronto home or office, ColourWorks Painting Design has the services to help you get the most out of the design.

To begin developing a minimalist space, here are some tips to get you started:

  • Achieve Balance: while portraying “less is more” through your minimalist design, you will still want the room to offer comfort. Whether you are going for a playful look, a natural setting, a peaceful place or a cheerful stopping point, your room must have a comfortable place to sit and rest.
  • Open the Mind: it is important to understand the psychology of colour before approaching the simpler lifestyle. Getting rid of all of your mementos and colourful objects may not be what you want in the long run. It might be a good idea to keep things boxed up for six months before making a permanent decision about purging. Meanwhile, consider how to use colour tints to create rooms that have the level of stimulation to achieve the mental clarity that you desire.
  • Introduce Graduated Colours: some are choosing to use the psychology of colours by having a darker colour towards the bottom of the room and a lighter one towards the top, graduating as it goes or using a bold stripe approach. This is thought to aid in focus and creativity, and it can be an interesting twist on a fuss-free design.
  • Portray Effortlessness: a true minimalist room gives the air of effortlessness, even though it may have taken just as long to design as a more complicated setting. You want your guests to enjoy the breath of fresh air that your natural environment affords. True elegance appears effortless, even though it is achieve with a sharp, practiced eye.
  • Plan Your Spending: some people equate “frugal” with “minimalism,” but many designers would disagree. While it’s true you won’t be spending money on a lot of different décor pieces, you will want to buy high quality for what you do feature. This is no time to skimp on the deep blue chair that will offset the dual colour tone of the light sage walls to perfection. You’ll also appreciate the comfort that comes with a chair that is better made. Or how about one piece of art that sets the mood for the entire room? Or a luxurious rug that defines the space may be just the right purchase.

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To get started planning your own concentrated minimalist design that makes full use of the advantages and beauty of touches of colour, call us today at (416) 920-4482 or email us to schedule your free consultation with our talented ColourWorks designer. We can help you design the simple surroundings that will give you space to breathe while still admiring the colours and the things that you love.

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