First brought to the public eye in the 20th century, geometric art is created with lines, circles, squares, rectangles, and triangles arranged to create a variety of patterns and pictures. Geometric art doesn’t require symmetry or that lines and shapes be straight.
Recent years have seen an increase in the popularity of geometric painting in businesses and offices. The simplicity and uniqueness of geometric design have made this type of design a mainstream design staple.
Geometric art can come in a variety of sizes, colors, and designs, making it a versatile design choice for offices. The flexibility of geometric designs makes it a great DIY project for a home office.
A popular way to integrate geometric design into an office space is to use an accent wall. It could be a large wall or even a small piece of wall between closet or door frames.
It’s generally best to pick a color scheme that will complement the base color of the rest of the rooms, maybe incorporating the color scheme of curtains or other accents.
The bigger the accent wall is, the more important it is that the colors chosen fit the room. If using a small piece of wall, using bolder colors and a busier design is often a popular choice.
Painting the entire accent wall a base color that complements but is different from the rest of the room is a popular design choice that allows for more creativity when choosing designs and colors for the geometric design.
The geometric design on the accent wall can incorporate a variety of ideas and patterns. From triangles to hexagons. It may be helpful to draw up a design first.
Fun With Angles
The use of tape to make lines and angles is a tried and true way to make an accent wall pop. Begin by drawing out what the wall would like. An idea of the size and number of angles can be a helpful start.
Color is another important consideration when deciding how busy the painting will be. More shapes and colors will lead to a more interesting and busier piece while sticking to just two or three colors over fewer large triangles will create a simple and clean design.
Once a basic outline is complete, it’s time to get the tape. Use painters tape to be sure paint isn’t accidentally removed. Place the tape at angles, keeping it as smooth and as straight as possible. When the design is complete, check for gaps or unwanted overlaps in the tape.
Beginning with the primary color and the biggest shapes, painting can start. Be sure that the paint is dry before removing tape.
The geometric design is typically thought of as a cluster of triangles or squares, artfully but haphazardly arranged. Triangles, the most common shape used in office painting, can be utilized in different ways.
Consider combining larger triangles in a line to emulate a mountain range. Off-centered triangles with contrasting colors can help create a geometric design that is also reminiscent of a landscape.
Triangles can also be used to resemble waves, shades of blue, and green, staggered across a couple of lines that can add a nautical appeal to any office space.
Triangles aren’t the only geometric design that can be used to create pictures. The use of circles or half-circles can also be used creatively.
Half-circles can be staggered and grouped together to form hills. Circles may also be used to create moons or planets.
Be creative with the use of shapes and designs, a little imagination can turn a seemingly random collection of shapes into an intriguing piece of art.
Size and Dimension
There is a lot that can be done with the size and dimension of geometric art designs.
One popular choice is the use of shading and design to create a three-dimensional effect. This can be done with a variety of shapes but is most commonly seen with large cubes or pyramids.
Generally, when three-dimensional shapes are used, it is one or two very large shapes on the wall rather than several smaller ones.
Consider having one focal piece on the wall that is three dimensional and has simple and clean designs that surround it.
A relatively simple but still impactful way to use geometric design is by painting simple and big contrasting shapes.
Using just two or three large squares o triangles of contrasting colors can be an easy and effective way of introducing geometric designs into the workspace.
The geometric design is often thought of as a painting technique, and while that may true, that’s no reason not to involve a little bit of texture into the design.
An easy way to incorporate some textures into the design is by using textured paint or sponges when painting the design. Using sponges or different applicators can add a unique quality to a geometric painting.
Another way to add texture is to incorporate a wallpaper or other appliques to sections of the design. Instead of painting inside each shape, consider creating a panel with wallpaper, or decorative tiles.
Using trims, stones, beads, or tiles to outline shapes is another way to add texture and individual flair to a geometric painting. While the paint is the staple and necessary component of a geometric design in the home or business,
The incorporation of art into the office setting has become commonplace. Geometric design offers a fun and simple way to add color and art in a unique way.
The use of different shapes and colors allows geometric designs to be individualized and made to fit the theme, colors, and ambiance of the space without the use of generic art pieces.
Creative use of shapes, shading, and colors can help an accent wall or focal piece draw attention and enhance the overall feel of a space. The inclusion of a variety of textures and sizes can create a unique design in any office.