Quiz: Principles Of Interior Design

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Do you know the Principles of Interior Design? An interior designer is charged with changing an empty space into a work of art, something that tells a story or just somewhere inviting for the client. There are some laid down principles that help them achieve the desired goals and as you are an aspiring interior designer the quiz below will test if you understand them.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is balance?
    • A. 

      A device emphasizing a certain area or object to draw attention to the piece.

    • B. 

      A distribution of visual weight within a composition that offset one another.

    • C. 

      Oneness, togetherness, and cohesion. Another term is harmony.

    • D. 

      A device created by repeated positive shapes separated by negative shapes.

  • 2. 
    What affects visual weight?
    • A. 

      Size, as larger elements carry more weight, and color, as some colors are perceived as having more weight than others. Red, for example, seems to be the heaviest while yellow is the lightest.

    • B. 

      Imbalance

    • C. 

      Tension

    • D. 

      The focal point

  • 3. 
    What can an imbalance create?
    • A. 

      Can create a more casual effect.

    • B. 

      It can create tension, as an artist may want to express uneasiness and using it can be a good tool.

    • C. 

      It can make a feeling of strength and stability.

    • D. 

      Can create a feeling of chaos.

  • 4. 
    What is symmetrical balance?
    • A. 

      Visual forces move inward, suggesting a compression of space.

    • B. 

      Two sides are not identical, but different. Elements are arrange for a sense of balance.

    • C. 

      Likened shapes repeat in the same positions on either side of a vertical axis. One side is the mirror image of the other, creating a static feeling of strength and stability.

    • D. 

      All the elements radiate or circle out from a common central point.

  • 5. 
    What is bilateral symmetry?
    • A. 

      Occurs when the boundary is repeated in diminishing size to create a bulls eye effect.

    • B. 

      Shapes repeat in the same positions on either side of a vertical axis.

    • C. 

      Occurs when the visual forces expand outward.

    • D. 

      There is a slight difference, but both sides of a piece are still symmetrical.

  • 6. 
    What is asymmetrical/informal balance?
    • A. 

      Two sides are not identical, but different. There is no symmetry; there are no perfect mirror images. Elements of different visual weights are arranged in a way that each side is still balanced out. The “heavier” elements will catch the eye more than the “lighter” ones, which will recede.

    • B. 

      All the elements radiate or circle out from a common central point.

    • C. 

      Occurs when the boundary is repeated in diminishing size to create a bulls eye effect.

    • D. 

      A rhythm that has the same visual beats and same amount of space between elements.

  • 7. 
    What is radial balance?
    • A. 

      Created by repeated positive shapes separated by negative spaces.

    • B. 

      Visual forces move inward, suggesting a compression of space.

    • C. 

      Occurs when the visual forces expand outward.

    • D. 

      All the elements in a composition radiate or circle out from a common central point. These are abundant in the natural world.

  • 8. 
    What factors helps an asymmetrical piece to be balanced?
    • A. 

      Pattern and position

    • B. 

      Value, color, size, texture, quantity, and orientation

    • C. 

      Centripetal, centrifugal, and concentric

    • D. 

      Rhythm and focal point

  • 9. 
    What type of radial balance occurs when the visual forces expand outward?
    • A. 

      Centripetal

    • B. 

      Concentric

    • C. 

      Centrifugal

    • D. 

      Asymmetrical

  • 10. 
    What type of radial balance occurs when visual forces move inward, suggesting a compression of space?
    • A. 

      Centripetal

    • B. 

      Concentric

    • C. 

      Centrifugal

    • D. 

      Symmetry

  • 11. 
    Which type of radial balance occurs when the boundary is repeated in diminishing size to create a bulls eye effect?
    • A. 

      Bilateral

    • B. 

      Centripetal

    • C. 

      Concentric

    • D. 

      Centrifugal

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