Designing with Manufactured Stone Veneer to Enhance Mood and Energy

Homes are intimate spaces, and the elements we choose to style them with consequently bear the ability to influence the way a homeowner feels when they enter a room. That’s why it is all the more important that they connect to the energy of the home on a deeper level. Here’s how designing with manufactured stone veneer and leveraging the colors and textures can influence mood, emotion, and even energy levels.

A Hue for Every Mood When Designing with Manufactured Stone Veneer

When used intentionally, designing with manufactured stone veneer throughout the home is an excellent way to express personal style and speak to the senses on a deeper level.

Thanks to what we know regarding color theory, the shades and hues we choose to incorporate in homes can prompt a number of different psychological responses. The perception of color is highly personal, so homeowners should pay close attention to how they respond to certain colorways. While bright hues of red and orange might be invigorating to some, these same shades may introduce feelings of anxiety and overstimulation to others.

Eldorado Stone’s LorieoBrick in Farola colorway.
Eldorado Stone’s LorieoBrick in Farola colorway.

If calm, serene spaces are desired, nature-inspired shades of greens and blues, or perhaps earth-toned neutrals, tend to be warm and welcoming. In contrast, deep, dark shades of greys, purples, and even black are often associated with a sense of mystique and might speak to the senses on a soulful level.

Pay close attention to the color palettes your customers naturally gravitate to and encourage them to trust their intuition.

Infusing Tone-Setting Texture

Often flying under the radar, we tend to neglect the importance of texture for interior spaces. By incorporating tactile diversity into the design, you can give a room a refined, finished look while improving overall mood.

Textures, much like color, can evoke certain feelings in our senses by adding visual depth to a space. This sense of depth, scientifically speaking, adds dimension and expands our mental engagement with the physical spaces we inhabit. It may sound surprising, but enhancing the textural elements in a space often translates in the brain to that comfortable feeling of “home.”

Versetta Stone Ledgestone in Sand
Versetta Stone Ledgestone in Sand

While it will manifest differently from room to room, incorporating textiles, wood grains, metals, decorative accessories, and other interesting materials is what makes the space welcoming and unique. Sleek, shiny textures and geometric patterns tend to reinforce a more suave, cosmopolitan atmosphere, whereas organic shapes and natural fibered textiles often have the opposite effect, directing our senses back to the warm, cozy familiarity of nature.

Spending time in spaces with natural or biophilic design elements is correlated with reduced stress and lower heart rates and blood pressure while increasing creativity, productivity, and well-being. A textured stone statement wall can not only create a memorable space but also evoke a sense of tranquility and connection to the natural world.

Throw pillows, rugs, wall hangings, and lampshades can also add texture and dimension. On a larger scale, incorporating a stone or brick accent wall or woven wallpaper may be the perfect way to add charm and character to the space.

Designing with manufactured stone veneer using Eldorado Stone’s Cliffstone in Montecito colorway.
Eldorado Stone’s Cliffstone in Montecito colorway.

Smart, intentional changes to color and texture may be just the adjustment homeowners need to feel their best in every space, helping to manifest inherent creativity while creating warmth and familiarity in the spaces where they live, work, and entertain. Designing with manufactured stone veneer is an easy, versatile way to achieve energy-giving interiors.