Why You Need a Little Darkness

Any artist or designer will tell you that negative space – visually, sonically or otherwise - is just as important as activity.

Film directors use silence before a moment of drama to intensify a pay-off, musicians will stop the track completely to make its return even more potent, just as painters will use shadows to amplify light; and this is integral to interior design.

Light isn’t purely functional, and those that realise how effective its contrast with darkness can be will open up their spaces and art to another level.

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