Project Description


By partnering with colour, patterns add liveliness and energy to interior design. They can act as a natural transition within a space while telling a story of their own.

Comprised of varying shapes, patterns are normally made of attractive designs such as abstract, lines and checks, florals and pictorials. Although more difficult, mixing patterns can produce a rewarding result.

Repetition is repeating a certain pattern in the overall scheme to instill flow within a space, such as incorporating a paisley pattern on a space’s walls, pillows and window coverings.

Quick Reference

Striking, repetitive patterns add interest to interior design. Although they come in all sizes, patterns can be broadly categorized as:

  • Unidirectional: Moving in a single direction (chevron or herringbone for ex.)
  • Omnidirectional: Can work in all directions (think hexagonal tiles)
  • Random: Unspecified direction (like marble)
  • Linear: Extending along a straight or almost straight line (stripes)
  • Gridded: Set as a grid pattern (checks or plaid)

Mixing different types of patterns is effective and can create striking effects or add layered warmth, when executed with skill.