six common texture and finishes in your home

In the design of interior space, the texture is an often-overlooked element, but it can convey mood and style and add appeal and depth to an interior.

The texture is the consistency of a substance on the surface. It refers to the surface consistency as directly perceived by touch (tactile texture) or indirectly perceived by the eye (visual texture). The visual properties of solidity, reflectivity, translucency, and transparency can be widely defined to include texture.

Types of texture in interior design are an important determinant of the aesthetics of your space. Different interior wall texture lends a unique personality to a room. We’ll briefly cover wall texture designs and texture paint wall design today, along with ideas on 3D wall texture designs and wood texture walls.

Tactile texture and Visual texture Tactile texture The physical surface texture (the relief) of material provides tactile texture-a surface may feel smooth, gentle, hard, rough, ridged, grainy, or bumpy to the touch. The playing of light on an innately textured surface's peaks and valleys produces highlights and shadows that enhance the visual texture.

Visual texture

Based on color, or the pattern, visual texture can be created. It is possible to make a specific surface look very different from how it feels to the touch: smooth surfaces can have visual textures, tiny patterns can be 'read' as texture, and other materials such as wood, concrete, marble, silk, or stone can be imitated by a faux finish.

Careful composition

Careful texture composition in an interior is as essential as light and color composition. The level of textural patterns, including the scale of furnishings, window treatments, and object surfaces, should be proportionate to the size of the room and of the surfaces inside it. Since texture can 'fill' spaces physically, it can be used to make large spaces feel smaller and cozier, and it should be used in smaller spaces more sparingly.

Unifying texture

Textures should be treated cohesively, with each texture consistent with each other in an interior feeling, but some contrast and texture variation is important for relief and focus.


A harmonious textural scheme includes a balance of compatible textures that combine to create a discernible mood or style. Harmony is key to good texture coordination.

Texture and lighting

To increase the elegance or downplay the imperfections in surface materials, texture can be deliberately manipulated by light. Strong light focused from an angle dramatizes the natural relief (highlights and shadows) of a surface; while diffuse light minimizes texture and tempers the appearance of roughness, ridges, or bumps. Texture may be emphasized or reduced by careful attention to the nature and angle of light.

Directional pattern and grain

Textures with a directional pattern or grain can be used to make surfaces appear wider or taller in the same way as horizontal, vertical, or oblique lines guide the gaze. Coarse textures may also bring artifacts closer to appearing, reducing their visible size and increasing their apparent 'weight.' When viewed from a distance, finer textural patterns seem smooth, and distance tends to smooth even coarser textural patterns to a degree.

We hope this brief intro to textures will come of help to you.