Rhythm • Rhythm is defined as continuous, recurrent, or organized movement. • Leads the eye from one point to another and creates motion. • It allows for underlying unity and evolving variety in a design. HGTV
TYPES OF RHYTHM • Rhythm by Repetition • Rhythm by Gradation • Rhythm by Radiation • Rhythm by Opposition • Rhythm by Transition
Rhythm By Repetition • Rhythm created by duplicating (repeating) shapes, colors, pattern, line, texture. • Beams in the ceiling are repeated. Window panes, repeat. Stripes on ottoman and chair are repeated.
Rhythm by Repetition… • Continuous related movement. • Natural textures and patterns of the earth.
Rhythm By Gradation • Rhythm created by a gradual change in size or color. • Paint on wall changes gradually in value.
Rhythm by Gradation… • Completed by increasing or decreasing one or more qualities. • It suggests an onward motion by successive changes toward a goal.
Rhythm By Radiation • Rhythm created by objects coming from a central axis. • Tall Grasses “radiate” from the center of the vase on this bathroom vanity.
Rhythm by Radiation… • All parts of a composition are balanced and repeated around a center. • Petals of a daisy, Chairs around a table, Circular objects such as plates, bowls, light fixtures, textile patterns, hanging plants and chandeliers
Rhythm By Opposition • Rhythm created by lines meeting at right angles or contrasting colors. • Contrasting black and white tiles and the lines intersecting at right angles.
Rhythm by Opposition • The direct placement of forms or colors to create opposition by an abrupt change. • Ornate objects placed in quiet backgrounds, Old versus new, Round forms next to square ones, Red next to green (complementary colors)
Rhythm By Transition • Rhythm created by curved lines that carry your eye across a straight surface. • Window treatments that gently swag down, create a soft rhythm by transition.
Rhythm by Transition • Often subtle. • Leads the eye in a gentle, continuous, uninterrupted visual flow from one area to another or object to another. • Curved lines are a sign of transition.
Rhythm • The key to rhythm is continuity • The organized movement of recurring or developing patterns into a connected whole. • It’s all about the movement!
What Type of Rhythm? • Repetition? • Gradation? • Radiation? • Opposition? • Transition?