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Elements of Design

What are the elements of design? Shape, Line, Shape, Form, Texture, and Color
What are the principles of design? Balance, Rhythm, Proportion/Scale, Emphasis, Unity/Harmony
What is the principle repetition? Repetition-When a design is copied or repeated
How does texture affect color? Texture affect the brightness or light a surface reflects (Smooth Surfaces), or how dark or less intense a surface by absorbing light (Rough Surfaces)
What do curved lines suggest? That a room is soft or graceful because of its design
What is the difference between horizontal, vertical, and radial balance? Horizontal has to do with the left and right parts or a design being equal, vertical has to do with the top and bottom parts of a design being equal, and radial is the lines of a design moving out from a design.
What do diagonal lines suggest? Diagonal lines suggest action, movement, and excitement.
What is space? A flat or silhouette image, 2 dimensions, and have a length and width
What are the four types of rhythm? Gradation, Radiation, Repetition, and continuous line
What is an asymmetrical balance? Example? Parts of the design are not identical but are equal in visual weight. Example: One big picture in the middle of two small pictures.
What is the difference between horizontal and vertical lines? Vertical lines lead your eyes up, and add more height, formality, and strength, while horizontal lines lead your eyes from left to right, and are more informal, and restful.
What is the golden mean? The golden mean is a 3 to 5 ratio.
What is the difference between shape and form? Shape is a 2 dimensional figure with a length and a width, while a form is a 3 dimensional figure, with a length, width, and depth (Height)-as well as volume and mass.
What are the five types of balance? Asymmetrical balance, symmetrical balance, horizontal balance, vertical balance, and radial balance.
What does unity or harmony mean? All elements and principles of design work together to create harmony.
What are the two things that textures involves? *A sufaces tactile quality * How a surface feels and how it appears to feel.
What are the four types of line? -Vertical -Horizontal -Diagonal -Curved
What is proportion? How the design is visually divided.
Which of the five steps of balance suggest excitement or interest? Vertical, Horizontal, Radial, Asymmetrical, and Symmetrical.
What is symmetrical balance? Example? Symmetrical balance is formal. Example: A design that is identical.
What is emphasis? What is another name for it? One object or item stands out, and another name for it is focal point.
What happens when you use a continuous line? It creates a continuous line for the eye to follow.
What is another name for symmetrical balance? Formal Balance
What is another name for asymmetrical balance? Informal Balance
What is the difference between gradation and radiation? Gradation is the increase or decrease in size, when one element of design changes, whereas radiation are lines or designs move out from a center point.
Created by: InteriorDesign9