How to Use Colour and Pattern to Great Effect

Imaginative use of colour and pattern can be a powerful design combination. Here are some interesting examples.

Use different materials in varying patterns and colours to create interest in an interior.....

www.nousdecor.com/blog/signs-wood-accent-walls-are-the-next-hot-home-decor-trend

Varying shades of pink wall colour and linen in an organic form create an interesting contrast to the regular pattern of the floorboards and geometric pattern of cushions creating the wow factor in this bedroom.......

https://www.amara.com/luxpad/interior-

The shades of copper and orange shine against the dark black garnet wall colour......

http://www.behr.com/colorfullybehr/color-month-black-garnet/

Several shades of two or three colours creates a cool mood in this sitting room....................

https://goodrich.myshopify.com/products/50-shades-of-color

What about applying a monochromatic colour scheme? Different materials in different shades of the same colour creates texture.......

https://interiorsforfamilies.com/2012/10/16/how-to-make-a-color-statement-with-collections/

http://modernsanctuary.life/about/

https://www.amara.com/luxpad/interior-design-trends-2017/

Don't forget the details........................................................

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Go for styling around your favourite artwork..................................

www.hadleycourt.com/french-matting-w-antique-botanical-prints

Apply lighting to add special effects......................................

https://www.designheure.com/

https://www.nedgis.com/en/products/floor-light-eau-de-lumiere-led-grey-orange-marbre-h66cm-designheure

Soft furnishings such as drapes, cushions and upholstery can add a dramatic or elegant impact to an interior space...............................................

http://www.studioart.it/en

Carpets or rugs can create the right amount of drama with a blast of colour and pattern...........................................or better yet match the interior with the colours of your floor coverings......................

https://www.cb2.com/antler-pendant-light/s110803

https://www.vogue.com/article/matthew-williamson-duresta-furniture-abc-home

Make a statement with tiles! Create pattern through grout lines and texture by applying different shades............................

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/tile-trends-to-watch-out-for-in-2017

http://www.granitifiandre.com/porcelain-tile/precious-stones

Create your own visual story using wall collages ..........................................

http://www.ilariafatone.com/

Creative use of ceiling roses.................

http://www.thecreativityexchange.com/2010/03/medallion-mayhem.html

You know wallpaper is back!!!

https://laurelberninteriors.com/2014/01/21/freshening-home-new-year-part-v-wall-art-ideas/

http://godecorating.co.uk/category/featured-brands/anaglypta/

http://www.madebylemon.co.za/wallpapercollections/

Then there is trying something beyond the obvious! This is easy to achieve with paint!

http://carlaaston.com/designed/paint-optical-illusion

Why not try your hand at applying pattern and colour using a paint roller...................

www.etsy.com

Ignite your imagination!


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