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Pattern Mixing

Mixing patterns can feel daunting so, here are a few things to keep in mind when trying to create that perfect mix in your home or in your wardrobe.

Opposites really do attract:

Try mixing a floral/curved pattern with a geometric/straight line pattern. Or a really large print with a very small print. Find colors that can tie the whole look together.

Mixing both large and small patterns plus geometric and organic shapes in our stairwell.

Mixing both large and small patterns plus geometric and organic shapes in our stairwell.

My pants are a very small curvy pattern and my top has straight lines. The pants are black and white but the insides of the flowers have a soft blushy pink orange color which I pulled into my top.

My pants are a very small curvy pattern and my top has straight lines. The pants are black and white but the insides of the flowers have a soft blushy pink orange color which I pulled into my top.

Neutral stripes paired with an organic shaped blue kimono.

Neutral stripes paired with an organic shaped blue kimono.

Florals and checkers, match made in heaven.

Florals and checkers, match made in heaven.

Two large patterns, one neutral and one colorful.

Two large patterns, one neutral and one colorful.

Choose one color:

If you’re intimidated by mixing color and pattern just stick to one color and find a variety of patterns to mix.

Erin Williamson from  @sterinwilliamson  has created a perfect blend of patterns using only blue.

Erin Williamson from @sterinwilliamson has created a perfect blend of patterns using only blue.

Choosing the same color palette or neutrals almost guarantees what you pair together will work.

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Large and small neutral prints.

Two large patterns, both neutral.

Two large patterns, both neutral.

Our RV in particular is a huge blend of patterns. For the most part I consider each of these neutrals and because they are all different sized patterns it works. A small intricate pattern for the wall, a large organic pattern for the bench fabric and ceiling plus a pop of blue fabric in a medium sized print.

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Try these tips and see if it helps you create that wild look you’ve been dreaming of. Over time mixing and matching gets easier, just have fun!