“the way that something feels when you touch it”
ACTUAL TEXTURE VS. VISUAL TEXTURE
Actual texture is something that can be perceived by touch. The tile below is a great example is that the texture we are perceiving, we can also feel directly.
Visual Texture is what you might interpret as having a texture, but, there isn’t a physical one to correspond with it. In the example below, the tile you see appears to have some depth (in person, this tile is completely misleading!) but, in reality, when you move your hands over it, it is entirely smooth.
Another great example of visual texture is through the use of trompe l’oeil, having things painted to appear as if they are 3-dimensional.
- Texture is affected by other nearby textures depending on scale
- Texture can change depending on your viewing distance (a furry pillow a couch, vs. popcorn ceiling [uck!])
- Light can enhance the amount of texture (which can be a positive or a negative)
I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
- What other textures do you like to use in your home?
- What textures do you like to stay away from? Why?