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Mixing Patterns In Your Décor
Mixing Patterns In Your Décor

Use Coordinating Colors

An easy way to ensure your patterns will mix is to choose coordinating colors. Red and green are complementary colors because they are directly across from each other on the color wheel, but moving down one tint to pink adds a fun twist to this color palette. Yellow and green mix nicely because they share a common hue. Mixing solids and patterns in pink, green, and yellow creates a pleasing color scheme.

 Repeating Element

living room with three sofas in three different patterns may sound like a mismatch, but this furniture arrangement owes its success to a pattern mix with one common hue: red. The cozy color appears as the background color in the floral and striped upholstery and in the accent pillows on the white slip covered sofa.

 Three Patterns, Three Sizes

Pattern scale brings the elements in this room together. Although the window treatment pattern is large, the floral also has large open areas of white space and a trellised vine that adds a sense of motion. The pattern is an airy contrast to the midsize linear stripes on the walls and the narrow stripes of the vanity chair.

 Go Bold

The key to mixing bold patterns is to make sure they share a common color. In this room, red brings each of these patterns together. The green hue of upholstered chairs connects to the green stems in the painting. A neutral wall colour keeps these eye-popping colors from becoming overpowering.


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