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What is Asymmetrical Balance?

 , updated on September 03, 2023
Asymmetrical balance is a design that looks equally weighted on both sides despite both sides being different. This can be compared to symmetrical balance that simply makes both sides the same to achieve balance.

Balance

The principle of balance states that visual designs are more attractive when both sides feel equally weighted.
Balance is most easily achieved with symmetry, a technique that uses mirror-like elements that are the same on opposite sides.
Asymmetrical balance is an alternative to symmetry that is far more difficult to master. It relies on a composition of dissimilar elements as opposed to a simple mirroring effect.
Overview: Asymmetrical Balance
Type
Definition (1)
A design that looks balanced despite a lack of symmetry.
Definition (2)
A balanced layout or composition of dissimilar elements.
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