shape - square

A square feels stable.

The eye keeps moving around the shape.

It is balanced and equal.

Even when it becomes a rectangle it is still balanced on each side - with emphasis on the longer lines.

There are horizontal (relaxing lines) and vertical (ready for action) lines.

There are no diagonal or curved lines indicating movement.

Meet Shaun Square!

Because blue is a stable, dependable colour, we think that blue is the ideal colour to represent the emotional response to a square!

They both are the most popular used design elements.


Will make for an ordered environment.

It will indicate formality.

It works well as a floor pattern (tiles) as it visually depicts stability.

Add square shapes to your décor items to create a stable feel.

Meet Remington Rectangle!

If the rectangles longer side is vertical then the 'ready for action' feel is accentuated

If the horizontal lines of the rectangle are longer then a more relaxed feel occurs.

receptive rectangles create a rhythm

Glenise places a series of works in a grid - creating continuity

See more of Glenise's pieces by clicking on her work

Start collecting a series of small works and place them in square frames

Subtle squares still create a formal feel - as Leonie explores

See more of Leonies pieces by clicking on her work

Complete the formal feel with square furniture and furnishings

Jeanene plays with copper colours against silver

See more of Jeanene's work by clicking on her work

Add square items to complement your artwork with squares

Find the squares!

Add square décor pieces like Jeanene's throws

Some square mood boards to inspire