Want to Feel Better? Add Patterns.
- Mix patterns in the same color family. The subtle patterns on the drapes and rugs, in tones that pick up the wall color, give the eye something to grasp without overpowering the room.
When mixing with another pattern make sure that the dominant color in the patterns are either in the same color family, immediately next to one another on the color wheel, or opposing each other on the color wheel.
Pattern mixing is easier when the patterns are different scales. Trying to pair one small pattern with another small pattern can make it look muddled. Larger patterns paired with smaller patterns look best.
Afraid to commit to different patterns? Create a pattern with identical mirrors in different sizes in a collage or try horizontal stripes on an accent wall.
Images: Kathleen Jennison, Wesley Hall, Diane Bergeron Interiors, Courtney Giles, Designs, Ballard Designs, Unknown
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