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A Pattern Fabric Versus Color

A Pop of Pattern Fabric or Color?


Color is definitely a way to make a statement.  This orange couch looks great in the living room, providing color off a neutral wall and tying in the orange in the rug. It’s definitely unique, but many people wouldn’t feel comfortable in investing in something with this much character.

Not to worry, you don’t have to choose a bold color to make a statement.  The chair below is such a light blue that we could almost call it a neutral, but the pattern is stunning! If you’re having trouble making the jump to pops of color in your home, try some pattern fabric in neutral tones.

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Note the contrasting fabric on the ottoman.  Mixing colors, patterns and texture provides you with a much more interesting palette.  Remember, it’s about coordinating colors, fabrics and patterns, never about matching!

But you don’t have to be subtle with your pattern choices.  Trend alert! Patterns are back and often the bolder the better.  Think about the scale of the pattern that your choosing for the size of the piece and join the trend. If you don’t want to update your upholstery, add some trendy pillows or window treatments:a much smaller investment to join the trend.

Check out our upholstery portfolio for more ideas about mixing patterns and colors.

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