HOW IS PATTERN DIFFERENT THAN A TEXTURE?
Unlike texture, which can appear as an overall tone and potentially have three dimensions, a pattern is typically viewed as individual objects repeated on a single, two-dimensional surface. Now, that isn’t to say that if a pattern is so small, or, viewed from a far distance, that it cannot appear to look like a visual texture.
A pattern can be created through your own personal designs (like paint patterns), or, be already incorporated into a finish (like a pattern on a ceramic tile). These can have great visual interest in a space when used appropriately and sparingly.
Be careful not to go overboard with too many different patterns, or, excessively bold patterns, these can overpower a space and make it feel busy, small, and cluttered.
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I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
- What are your favorite patterns you wish you could add to your home? Why haven’t you?
- What patterns do you already have in your home?
- Where do you like to have your patterns stand out (walls, floors, fabrics, etc.)
Check out our other Elements of Design in your home:
- How to use the Element of Design “Form” in your home
- How to use “Scale” in your home
- How to use “Color” in your home
- How to use “Texture” in your home