Tuesday, 15 September 2015

How to Mix Patterns Like the Pros

Sir Mix A Lot is in Da House!

Dandylion Designs "Fandango" with Casadeco "Moire" 

Combining prints brings excitement to a room—but how do you make it work? Set small patterns against large ones, limit your palette, and include one big solid (on sofa, floor, or wall) in the scene.

Kit Kemp Haymarket Hotel

Try starting out with 3 varying scaled patterns. Try a large floral, one medium geometric and one small classic pattern or stripe to work with. 


Kit Kemp, design director of the Firmdale Hotel group in London, is a renowned master of mixing colors and patterns. She suggests to begin with selecting a large-scale print with several colors , then build off the colours from within this. Make sure to counter big, bold patterns with areas of solid color or neutrals.

Kit Kemp Number Sixteen


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