WHEN SHAPES ARE ARRANGED IN SUCH A WAY THAT THE REPETITION CREATES A RHYTHM, THERE IS A FEELING OF ORDER.
Think of music - a drum beating in the background as the eye bounces from shape to shape. The repetitive shapes form a binding element. This can be used to create an atmosphere, or to lead people in a direction. When the other instruments begin to play the environment has added interest!
When a shape of the same size is repeated a calming effect is created - like a drum beat or a heart beat.
The environment is relaxing. The calm can be reinforcing the colour scheme, or add cohesiveness to a dramatic space.
When there is a regular line or shape repeated and random shapes are introduced, the rhythm remains calm - with interest.
This is when the violin plays, or the trumpet sounds.
The shapes may vary in size, the orientation or positions can vary, or maybe a shape is missing!
When there are random shapes and lines the 'music' will be bouncing around, as the eye is caught in a flurry of where to look next.
Different sizes, orientations or positions will add interest.
This is not a calm environment - perfect for party environments!
BELOW ARE IMAGES SHOWING SHAPES ARRANGED TO CREATE A RYTHYM
below are some ideas for mood boards with rhythm!