Gingham is hot right now in fashion and interior design. It’s a classic pattern and one of the most versatile. It’s able to work with just about any style, because the pattern can be scaled up or down depending upon what it’s complimenting. This pattern isn’t just for children’s rooms or country cottages anymore. It’s now taking on a fresh new sophistication. Here’s a look at how it’s being used in new ways in home decor.
Gingham is usually thought of as a traditional pattern. I love it when it’s done in vibrant colors with a contemporary twist. Bright turquoise gives a modern update to this wing back chair. Pairing it with contemporary elements like the white shag rug and colorful paisley wallpaper brings the look together.
Black and white makes almost anything more sophisticated and elegant. It even works it’s magic on gingham as seen in these smartly designed rooms.
The combinations of red & white and blue & white are the quintessential color choices for this well-known pattern. They are both popular in coastal or cottage style decor, but can also be at home in more contemporary settings.
In neutral and more subdued tones, gingham adds an elegant simplicity to a room. It allows the decor to be well-tailored without being stiff and fussy.
Gingham can be fun, casual, sophisticated, or elegant. Its versatility is what’s making it one of this season’s hottest classics. It plays well with other patterns, making it a great option when mixing patterns. Use it wherever you might consider a plaid or stripe. Be sure to check out these great tips on how to mix patterns like a pro.