Solid colors alone are boring and offer no interest to a space. A mixture of patterns and colors creates a vibrant welcoming look and feel to any room, but a mix of too many colors or patterns leaves a room chaotic and busy. Learning to mix and match color and pattern is simple and with a few tips, a room can go from flat and boring to amazing and welcoming.
Start with a selection of colors for the room.Color inspiration may come from an area rug, a painting or perhaps a few favorite colors. For the sake of simplicity, select two to three colors.
Once the color selection is complete, it is time to think about style and pattern. A few patterns to consider are masculine stripes, plaids or graphical geometrics and the more feminine florals, calicos or soft geometrics. Select a few patterns to work with using a common palette of colors.
Start with a cheerful plaid and pull another color from it to inspire the next two patterns. The repetitive use of similar colors connects the patterns to each other for example, a floral with a blue and green color scheme paired with a blue and yellow plaid and a green and yellow geometric create a sense of cohesion. Mix in a solid color to create the illusion of rest and break up the patterns a little bit.
Sprinkle the patterns around the room with a few covering toss pillows on the couch and another draping the windows. The use of patterns in similar color schemes unite the other elements of the room and offer a complete and exciting look for a well decorated room.