150 Best Minimalist House Ideas (2014)

House of Resonance

Architect: FORM / Kouichi Kimura Architects

Location: Aichi, Japan

Photography: Takumi Ota

The geometry of this two-story house is enhanced by a limited color palette: off-white and jet black. This scheme is carried from the exterior to the interior, where it is used to clearly distinguish different surfaces.

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Using various shades and tints of the same color adds visual depth. Shades are achieved by mixing a color with black and tints are obtained by mixing with white.

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Hues that contrast create vibrant spaces. Use this budget-friendly painting trick to dramatically change the look of your home.

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A pergola has so much to offer! Whether used as a shading device or a support for climbing plants, it makes an outdoor living room.