Pattern Play: How to Mix Patterns
Patterns are just better together. On today's blog we're sharing our tips on how to design a space that hits all the right angles with the perfect pattern blend.
Likely the most important thing to consider when combining patterns is proportions. When you're tiling both the walls and the floors of a space, it's important that they work together.
This bathroom uses 2x6 field tile on the walls which is a perfect match for our Large Star and Cross on the floor.
The bathroom below uses field tile as a visual break between the Escher pattern that is on both the floors and the niche. Proportionally, the lighter feeling Small Diamonds are at eye level which allows for the Large Diamond in a bold blue to really stand out.
Alternatively, in some situations you might want or need to have a smaller sized tile on the floor, especially in the case of a shower floor. Justina Blakeney's infamous blue bathroom illustrates how using the same color can easily tie two different patterns together.
For contrasting tile colors, mirroring motifs can help to visually tie your space together.
This bathroom below uses a star shape to tie these two bold patterns together. Also, if you want to use a more intricate patterns on both the walls and floors, consider using a white tile on the wall and a color on the floor to create balance.
Ali Hynek also went starry eyed for our tile and reflected the shape of her handpainted tiles with our Star and Cross for a cohesive look:
Sisters Justina and Faith Blakeney outfitted their parent's masterbath with contrasting warm and cool toned tiles, but their curved patterns tied the two elements together.
If your floor tile pattern is more bold, balance it out with subtle backsplash to balance your look.
A beautiful and common combination is tile on the floor and brick on the walls:
Another popular pattern pairing is field tile on the walls and our handpainted tiles on the floor:
Go for it!
Going bold with pattern is fun, you just have to strike the right balance. We love the way these two field tile patterns are balanced out with a soft color story:
This bold bathroom's two patterns are tied together by a unifying color. If you're going for a lot of pattern, a visual break of a painted white or subtle colored wall can be grounding for the space:
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