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Geometric design

and how to achieve it

Geometric design is all about balancing colours, prints and textures so they all seamlessly enhance one another without overwhelming the viewer.

Like so many enduring designs, geometric patterns are once again trending in interiors this year. Done well, the geometric trend is the perfect way to energise your décor.

When it comes to geometric design, the prospect of using bold colour and pattern can often seem a little daunting. But it’s easier than you might think. If you’re hesitant in committing to a full geometric scheme, murals and playful shapes are a great way to incorporate the trend into your home. Accessorising with geometrics in your soft furnishings and smaller homeware pieces, such as statement rugs or ceramics, can liven up an otherwise minimal scheme. However, it’s often the case that your walls are crying out for a bit of attention too.

Geometric design by its very nature does not conform. It’s about how shapes play off each other using contrasting and often chaotic colours. Therefore, there is no hard and fast rule on what does or does not work; it’s a case of working out what’s best for your space.

Speaking on geometric design, Judy Smith, Crown’s Colour Consultant, notes: “Angular shapes often create the most visually stimulating patterns as they tessellate beautifully with one another. In order to create a softer look, instead of angular shapes, opt for curved ones alongside circular patterns. An absence of straight lines will instantly give the room a gentler and more fluid feel.”

 Geometrics with Crown PaintsHow to use Geometrics