Contrasting Colour Schemes

As our eyes mature we need more contrast between objects and surfaces to optimize the visual effectiveness of our environment. Contrast can be fun, sophisticated, beautiful. Here are some ideas
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Using colour contrast on the top and for the inside of the drawers will help to locate the top of the tables and insides for those with poor eyesight and demention.  The patterns may not be suitable for those with dementia

Using colour contrast on the top and for the inside of the drawers will help to locate the top of the tables and insides for those with poor eyesight and demention. The patterns may not be suitable for those with dementia

Use of contemporary styling and colours for contrasting tread edges

Use of contemporary styling and colours for contrasting tread edges

Clearly defined edge of steps with side lighting

Clearly defined edge of steps with side lighting

This certainly makes it very clear where the edge of each step is.

This certainly makes it very clear where the edge of each step is.

A contrasting strip along the edge of the tread will help to navigate the steps safely

A contrasting strip along the edge of the tread will help to navigate the steps safely

Good in contrast and very sophisticated; however, the patterns can be distracting to those with very bad eye sight and dementia

Good in contrast and very sophisticated; however, the patterns can be distracting to those with very bad eye sight and dementia

Consider your contrasting colour schemes using a colour wheel.  Complementary colours will give you a dynamic and interesting colour contrast

Consider your contrasting colour schemes using a colour wheel. Complementary colours will give you a dynamic and interesting colour contrast

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