Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Color vs. Pattern

I love color and lots of it! I love pattern equally as well. The two do not have to be mutually exclusive. Lots of color and pattern in the same room, especially a small space, must be used skillfully. There must be a common denominator that link the two. In other words there must be harmony. If this is a skill you haven't mastered in decorating your home or that special place you set aside for yourself I suggest you study your creation and find something that pulls it all together. It could be a singular color in both the pattern and the textured fabric that help create a bond. It could also be a repeated pattern within various colors of the fabrics....whatever it is don't be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new....That's the way to develop any skill...even in decorating.

Image: Red River Interiors
Image: Red River Interiors
Image: Traditional Home
Image: Australian Vogue Living

1 comment:

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I agree, I love the look of patterns and colors coming together so "effortlessly" Not everyone feels comfortable with trying it, it is always easier for people to create a two color one pattern room! But how much more fun to mix it all up!

Have a great week,