How to Create Contrast in a Gallery Wall

Abstract Neutral Gallery Wall

Contrast is key in making your gallery wall stand out. Contrasting shapes and colours draw attention to your feature wall, creating a natural focal point that will guarantee to be the talking point of any social occasion! Read on for our tips and tricks on how to create contrast in a gallery wall. 

Successfully creating contrast can be achieved in a multitude of ways. Depending on your space, some of the ideas presented below may work better than others for you. But this is the beauty of home décor! There are no right or wrong ways to decorate your home and the most important factor is choosing elements that bring you joy and feels right for your space. 

Black Gallery Wall
1. Combine monotones with glowing metallic colours

Let luxurious golds, coppers or silvers take centre stage, by using prints that contrast them against monotone colours. Incorporating these dazzling shades into your gallery wall will make each individual piece shine, whilst still working harmoniously together to create a strikingly opulent gallery wall.

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CONTRAST different styles of artwork

Step out of your comfort zone by contrasting opposite styles of artwork, to create a bold and enticing wall. Here we’ve created a gallery wall with simplistic, elegant line art prints, alongside gorgeous emerald and gold marbled designs. Notice the size difference in the prints also. Having contrasting size prints creates an interesting contrast on your wall – the bigger the size difference, the bigger the contrast!

Abstract Line Art Ladies Gallery Wall
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£25.00£80.00
£21.25£68.00
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£25.00£80.00
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Abstract Modern Grey Gallery Wall
black and white – the ultimate contrast

The simplest and most classic contrast is the one between black and white. The juxtaposition between light and dark is powerful and both shades can elevate each other’s qualities, bringing a dramatic effect to your display. Opposites always attract when it comes to contrast, so if black and white doesn’t suit your space, consider other contrasts such as warm and cool tones, light and dark shades or even photography and paint!

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£15.00£50.00
£12.75£42.50
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£15.00£50.00
£12.75£42.50
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£15.00£50.00
£12.75£42.50

Using contrasting pieces when putting together your gallery wall, it will quickly become the focal piece of the room. There are so many ways to use contrast when decorating, but most importantly, remember to have fun with it!

Abstract Pink Gallery Wall
PRINTS IN THIS GALLERY WALL:
Sale
£15.00£50.00
£12.75£42.50
Sale
£15.00£50.00
£12.75£42.50
Sale
£25.00£80.00
£21.25£68.00

Feeling inspired? Shop our range of wall art prints and get started creating your dream gallery wall today. Still unsure of which direction to take? We have a range of pre-selected gallery wall sets to kick start your decorative process.