Architecture 101: 5 Ways Rhythm Engages Your Eye

Architecture 101: 5 Ways Rhythm Engages Your Eye

Posted by: Willie Jenkins
Category: AALTO


Even an architect from a top architecture company in Malaysia consider contrast as an important design element. When color or shape directly opposes each other, it builds contrast. For instance, a hallway vibe can be composed of two colors, green and red. These two colors come from the opposite sides of the color wheel, thus creating contrast. The eye travels from the garden greenery to the striking red color of the door, until it rests on the green wall painting.


When we say rhythm through radiation the design elements are repeated and balanced around a certain centerpiece. The two wall prints and circular light fitting incorporate additional visual stability.


Rhythm with repetition depends on similar textures, patterns, colors, forms, shapes or lines throughout the interior. This specific techniques gives rooms a clear sense of cohesiveness and stability. Repeating all the same-sized prints in similar colors and styles is a convenient way to achieve a gentle, lovely design rhythm.


Through gradation, the size of the all the objects in the room can change from large to small, and colors from dark to light. This creates a subtle rhythm that guides the eye down and up the gradation line.


Rhythm through transition can lead your eye gently in an uninterrupted, continuous flow from one specific area to another. In a room, the sofa’s curved lines can accentuate the curve of the bay window. This leads the eye around the cool space.

Willie Jenkins