In case you are tired of choosing what type of colours to use for your interior space, it is high time for you to opt for black and white!
I know that there is a special category of people that like black and white designs in everything (unlike the burst of colors in my last post!) so, therefore, i like to dedicate this post just for you.
Monochrome doesn't mean boring, mind you, when expertly applied, this design concept can be executed in a way that brings a living room to life. There are endless ways to use these colors in a way that can be engaging and interesting. A black and white palette is timeless and classic, with never-ending possibilities from monotonous to making a statement. It is an elegant, sophisticated and modern which can make your living room look absolutely stunning. Black and white living room design generally accepts the presence of the other colors which means it gives you plenty of room to use your imagination and get creative!
But if you decide to just use black and white, the key element is not to use the black and white colors in similar proportion; you need to choose one color which will dominate the design. The choice will depend entirely on your particular taste, and what you wish to achieve as the final result.
Here are some ideas black and white spaces beautiful design with Abstract 100% Handmade Oil Paintings On Canvas for you to get inspired:
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This blog was meant to be about our Christmas Promo but i was so distracted with my little bengals, that i had to picked them up and let them join in the photoshoot!
I am not complaining cos they look so adorable here!
Anyways! Christmas is almost here, and we are really excited to share with you our current promotion.
Color-blocking is thought of as the exploration of taking colors that are opposites on the color wheel. Pairing them together is so much fun and this designs here is particularly popular because of their interesting color combinations!
If you like colourful abstract art, then you will love the vibrant colour block series paintings that we created for this Christmas Season. This canvas that can be both oil painted or prints on canvas are filled from corner to corner with bright color.
Some of the designs here also made it to our recent Installation at Artworks Hotel located in Ipoh. They are bright, fun and colourful and will definitely light up your interior space! Take a look here!
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Brown is a versatile colour, it doesn't have to be boring or basic. From the dark shades of rich mahogany to lighter and neutral wood colour, brown fits just about anywhere. Brown possesses rich earthy quality and it also indicates warm, comfort, solid, permanence and security.
The colour you choose for the main items in your living room like your sofa or feature wall Oil Paintings can either match the rest of the décor in its general lines or it can coordinate and compliment other furnitures with certain key elements. It can also be the one piece that stands out without having to match anything.
Let’s take a look at some living rooms to get inspired:
The earthy hues of brown will always be enhanced when contrasted with crisp white. The winning combination of the leather brown colour and the shades of Brown Abstract Oil Painting above it, increase the drama without trying to hard.
Here we have an example of a sofa that seamlessly fits into the living room’s décor thanks to its colour. This pale shade of pastel pink, grey and beige of the pillows and Abstract Oil Paintings artworks coordinates beautifully. As much as white is the prime colour of the room, the coffee table, sofa wooden base and artwork frame makes the spaces feels warm and earthy.
We love all of the whimsical details in this living room, from the throw pillows with triangles that matches with the Colourful Oil Paintings hanging above the couch to the matching triangle carpet. The brown from the wooden floors and the modern side chairs works equally well with cooler greens and yellow, this add calm and color to a space anchored by the brown leather sofa.
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I know that colour is a one of the most tricky thing to get right and many of us lack confidence and the know-how when incorporating it into our own homes and interior design styles.
Green is the colour you find in nature the most abundant and it is related to life, fertility, nature, harmony and freedom. It is the most relaxing colour to the eye. It give you the feeling of being connected to nature and feeling safe, calm, relax and it is oh, so refreshing!
Using green in interior design with appropriate other shades of green or with other colours with a well contoured destination may have special effects.
Use this colour especially when you want to inspire a fresh and natural atmosphere.
Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better
Abstract paintings are always top sellers when it comes to which art styles sell the best. This can be evidenced in the type of paintings our customers request the most. Abstract art may just look like random splotches of colour on a canvas, but for the artist, creating the artwork is a means of expressing their creative energy and emotion. Some viewers may choose to buy abstract art because they feel a connection with the colours, forms, texture and energy the artwork exudes. Or, they just simply want to beautify their surroundings. Abstract art is probably one of the easiest art styles to display in your home due to the lack of a defined subject matter and complexity. It’s a great starter piece if you’re just starting to purchase oil paintings. It may seem a little intimidating when it comes to displaying your abstract painting; ‘Where should I hang it?’ ‘Will it match with the rest of my décor?’ and other concerns, but don’t worry, the beginning of anything is always pretty puzzling.
If your furniture is made up of neutral tones then a vibrant and colourful abstract painting is a sure-fire way of introducing some colour into your interior. The bright painting will not necessarily clash with your furniture, but instead create a nice contrast.
There are boundless opportunities and reasons to surround yourself with beautiful things. So go ahead and add some colour to your world.
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It can be difficult to know for sure how a painting will look like on your wall before actually purchasing it. Naturally you’d want to spend a lot of time contemplating on which painting will look best, but what happens when it finally arrives at your home and it’s all ready to be hung up and.. and you realised that the colours doesn't match, or worst ... it's not the right size!
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We offer a Photoshop service where we superimpose your suggested paintings onto your wall. We created this service for you for FREE, so you can visualise how your favourite paintings will look like on your wall. All you have to do is sent us the picture of your wall and 3-4 of your favourite paintings and we will do the magic for you!
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The initial weeks of festivity and joy of Hari Raya have passed, and many have already returned to the hustle and bustle of daily life. Some might even find themselves experiencing the Hari Raya blues. You realise how boring and unsatisfactory work is, you feel tired and depressed, with strong feelings of nostalgia remembering the happiness you felt on the first day of Hari Raya. Does this sound familiar? Post vacation blues may result in a lack of motivation to do absolutely anything. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there.
So, what can be done to get you back on track? First, why not take a look at the appearance of your workspace. Whether you're working from home or at an office, or even just a student putting off doing that pesky assignment, creating a productive working space will have a positive effect on your work ethic and work quality, and choosing the right colour scheme is definitely a good start to aid in increasing that productivity.
But why is the choice of colour so important? Research has shown that colour does in fact have some effect on our moods, feelings and behaviours (verywellmind.com). Do you feel anxious in a yellow room? Does the colour blue make you feel calm and relaxed? By understanding basic colour psychology, choosing the appropriate colours for productivity will get you pumped up and eager to devour your next task.
Here are some suggested colours to use for your workspace.
Scenery Turquoise Blue
Blue is known to be an excellent colour for productivity. It stimulates the mind and has a very soothing and calming effect and will aid in concentration. So, bring in some turqoiuse art to help you focus on completing that assignment you know you can’t afford to put off any longer!
Green is associated with nature and life and is also often associated with positive emotions. It’s a great colour choice for inspiration and is easy on the eyes, making it handy for writers, designers or anyone who spends a lot of time in front of a computer. While you’re choosing the perfect artwork to go on your wall, pick up some fresh plants along the way to add to your green theme.
Now, red may be quite a difficult colour to use for some as it is a little intense and evokes strong emotions. An oil painting with a subtle and peaceful subject matter could help to calm that excitement down. However red could also be fun and playful. It’s known to increase the heart rate and blood flow and invokes emotion and passion. Have trouble finding the energy and motivation to complete your tasks? Red is the colour for you! But not too much red.
Yellow is often associated with optimism, fun and happiness. Too much of anything is rarely ever a good thing though, so be careful not to overdo the yellow. Too much of it may cause some feelings of anxiety, but little accents of yellow here and there won’t hurt anybody right? If you need a boost of self-confidence and a more uplifting, energetic and creative vibe, just pop in some sunshine yellow into your workspace!
And of course, if you’re not really feeling all these bold colours, there is always the option to go neutral. You may think that natural is boring, but it doesn’t have to be so! Sure, there’s always room to add pops of colour in your life, but sometimes we just need a calm, neutral background to soothe our minds from a lousy meeting with a far from pleasant client! To subtly bring in some hues into your achromatic abode, bring in an abstract painting with predominantly neutral tones with some additions of bright colours to really tie your space together.
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Selamat Hari Raya and Maaf Zahir Batin, everyone!! Hope your Raya this year has been nothing less than amazing! This year we celebrated our first few days of Raya in Singapore, then to Johor and Segamat where we visited hubs relatives, by the 4th day we were already making our way back to KL. And we are all superbly excited for the Raya Open House!
Planning a Raya Open House is no easy task, with a bunch of things needed to be taken into consideration. We always love open house as it is a great opportunity to mengeratkan silaturahim with all our friends and families, some of whom we met only once or twice a year. It took us weeks to organise this years Open House; sending invites, organising, preparing the menu and my favourite thing – redecorating the house!
We were really ecstatic that more many people came; with more than 50 something kids... we know because all our green packets finished by the end of the day!
Luckily there was enough food for all those hungry bellies! We were a little nervous as many guest stayed for lunch AND dinner!
We also spent a lot of time redecorating our space and added many designs to make this Hari Raya the most colourful and joyful one! Here are some of the pictures we took during our Hari Raya Open house!
Here's me and Mr Hubs. We just picked up new pillows to match the sofa and my kain batik! We also painted the background months ago with a plant mural. Mum said "Pandai kau paint the wall with plants, jadi tak payah nak siram air!" lol.
With Kakak and the two cheeky monkeys. What do I do without them!
These are pictures of hubs with his long time friends and colleagues from Leo Burnette. And my long time client, Noreha and hubs from Sunway Medical Centre. And the colourful abstract paintings installed at the ground floor really match our lively mood!
This is Chun and Jacqueline, one of the members of MY Entrepreneurs Club posing in front of a realistic oil painting of picture perfect and colourful Manarola, Italy.
This is Salim and Nazrul from B Artistic Frame, we have worked with them for the past 4 years! God bless them for being so patient working with us, for the unthinkable and urgent requests to meet our customer's demands!
This is our wall of collage art, going up to the lower ground floor. It is all about spreading love and happiness on this wall, and they are all in mixed media
And my favourite place, the dining area! Our lovely collage art and shelf which is decorated with beautiful and quirky decor so our guests can enjoy Mama Gie's most talked about Sup tulang in a nice and fresh enviroment!
With Mama Gie and bibik, the one that makes everything possible!
For the kitchen, since we couldn’t find any elongated items to fill up the space, we added this painting of a European-style house, instead of any herbs and plants, ohh... I can imagine myself cooking in a country house in south of France back in 2016.
Yet another wall of collage art on the lower ground floor of achievements and success pictures; a little space dedicated to displaying your accomplishments and motivational elements that you can look at with pride!
And my favourite coral ocean painting that is reminiscent of our recent beach trip, and my personal feature wall on the left, with polaroid pictures and items that I picked up during my travels.
Don’t forget my little baby bunnies, Kopi and Latte. We even made matching portraits to show our love to these adorable critters! CUTE KAN!
And finally, last but not least, my sister, Salwa and her family celebrating Eid in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, she was not able to physically be with us this year to celebrate it together, so we have these lovely photos instead. Missing my other two favourite nephews!!
What about you? Did you do anything different to your home this Hari Raya? We would love to hear from you!
There is something about Hari Raya that uplifts the spirits of just about anyone. Perhaps it is being around the people that we love. Perhaps it is coming home to the yummy, mouth-watering ketupat and rendang dishes and kuih tart that your mom has prepared for you. Perhaps it is visiting and rekindling old relations. There is just something about Hari Raya that fills the heart with an incredible sense of joy. And what better way to express joy than through colour! You can definitely find me decked to the nines in a quirky yet elegant bright fuchsia or canary yellow kebaya this Hari Raya.
Speaking of colour, Hari Raya is absolutely, 100 percent the best time to re-decorate your home and add some splash of vibrancy to your living space. I mean people are coming to visit you and the living room is definitely the focal point of the house during this festival. I for one absolutely love visiting some of my relatives’ homes, not only because they serve one of the best lemang in Malaysia or beef rendang in Singapore, but I also sometimes get inspiration from the way they style their living spaces.
Here are 8 mid-century inspirations for you to create a statement in your living space and also tips on how you can style your interior space that will have any guest awestruck and make them feel like they have just visited a home fit for the cover of any interior design magazine celebrating the wonderful joy that is Hari Raya.
1. ADD A POP OF COLOUR
Nothing says joy like colour! Adding a colourful and bright painting instantly jazzes up any dull room and is a great way to ring in the month-long Festival.
2. AN ELEGANT TOUCH
Mount your painting in a sleek black frame for a more finished and modern look. Amp up the style of your painting further by adding a simple border!
3. LUXURIOUS TEXTURE
Drape a faux fur throw around your dining table or chairs for a polished and effortless glam look.
Choose furniture which colour palette complement that of the painting. The chairs, sofas or even pillows should play off one or two colours from the painting. Make sure that the furniture does not takeaway the focus from the painting though. A safe bet is to use paler colours from the painting.
5. LET YOUR QUIRKY PERSONALITY LOOSE
A great way to inject fun in your living room is by incorporating part of your personality in the space. Express your celebratory mood by displaying loose items such as a stack of Hari Raya magazines or a quirky box filled with the green Hari Raya packets.
6. WHITE BORDER
Consider adding a white border for your frame to add more attention to your beautiful paintings.
7. HARI RAYA GREEN
Adding indoor plants is the best way to make a home feel welcoming. Not to mention, it helps purify the air from all the rendang and sambal udang smells. A pop of green also pays further tribute to the Hari Raya Festival. I mean green is the official colour for Hari Raya, right?
8. SETTING THE MOOD
And finally, nothing says welcome than the warm flickering of scented candles. Place one, two or a tray of candles of differing heights by your coffee table to set a whimsical and intimate mood making any guest feel right at home in your space.
I hope these tips have revved you up for the festive mood. I am pretty sure you will spend every second decorating your home in jubilant anticipation for Hari Raya.
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