Play With Paint and Pattern
Designer Barbara Howard's fearless use of color and pattern gives the Southern Accents showhouse plenty of style and personality. Her tricks of the trade will help you navigate the waters in your home.
All About Scale
Using patterns together is all about balance and scale. Here, a graphic geometric pattern is dramatic and effective when it could have overwhelmed. The trick is the spare use of other colors and patterns. A very small stripe in the same colorway complements the bold fabric. Painting the walls, trim, and ceiling the same shade prevents the eye from being stopped all around the room.
Walls, ceiling and trim: Bitter Orange (IB66)
Available at Ralph Lauren Paint
Available at Schumacher
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