Rufina Wilderman, March 22nd , 2018.
The second half of the XIX century is considered the origin of formation of the Victorian style. The name “Victorian” style was named after the reign of Queen Victoria, who reigned during this period. Its appearance is due to the fact that during this period the British bourgeoisie, by the rapid development of industry in the country, became rapidly richer. Wealth gave rise to a natural demand for luxury apartments, expensive interior. Introduced at this time opportunity to travel, gave the British a chance to get acquainted with different cultures, life, and art of other peoples. Favorite foreign interior decoration styles, the British people gladly implemented at home, which was a sign of good taste of the owner, his solidity and prosperity. As a result, the Victorian interior style appeared.
Main features of African style. In a nutshell, such features are originality, coloring, dynamic, energy, expression and contrast. On the one hand there is the minimalism and simplicity of forms and on the other we have primitive brutality in the decor and in its texture. With all of this, there is the contrast and brightness of colors in accessories and textiles. Typically, the interior reflects the picture of the world, so it uses natural materials and natural shades. Abundance of decorative African art, which are very primitive, are also welcome. Since reminder of the scorching sun, the sands of the desert and the jungle can be traced in the interior of this style so the colors should be respectively determined by such shades like sand, brown, terracotta, orange, yellow, brick and even swampy green. It should be noted that the prevailing colors are yellow and brown (tree bark, charred wood, saffron, honey, baked milk, cinnamon, amber and so on). In general, the colors in the interior should be not just warm but hot as the air of Africa itself. You can also meet a mix of a black with fiery red shade as a reminder of the fire, as well as the color of skins of animals living in Africa. Cautious introduction of blue shades is allowed but only in small quantities and as an accent. In other words, it must be remembered that all the used tones should be natural.
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