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Color Scheme How To: Say I Can With Ikat!

Turn a Decorating Can't into a CanThis week on the blog our focus is how to make interior decorating decisions easy.  When faced with deciding on color scheme it can be difficult to make up one’s mind with all the options available.  An Ikat is a type of pattern used in fabrics, on wallpaper, woven into rugs or even created with tile, which will never let you down.  The ikat is your color scheme solutionCommon decorating Can'tsLet an ikat be your turnaround, changing the “I can’t” into a no regret “yes I can!”   Use the ikat as your one stop color key to create an entire color scheme around. Quadrille Fabrics Ikat wallpaperPhoto via Quadrille Fabrics from Veranda Magazine

This lovely wallpaper above from Quadrille Fabrics allows the room to offer a warm hug to all who enter.  Their fabrics and wallpapers offer great inspirational options for any interior. Ikat fabrics and wallpaper at KravetHere is a close up of some fabrics and wallpapers from Kravet.  Technically ikat is a weaving and dyeing method which has been around for years, see previous post for further explanation.  It can be composed of two colors or many colors, often on a light ground, either way the effect is eye-catching.  Ikat featured in a homePhoto via Architectural Digest

An ikat is like a stylish old grandmother; she’s vivacious and resolute but her presence warms your heart when she is in the room.   New Ravenna ikat patterned tile showerAnd here we have swoon-worthy ikat style pattern in mosaic tile from New Ravenna, creators of spectacular tile.

To break it down visually, ikat patterns are basically like a crisp print with soft edges.  This is where the magic happens.  The characteristics of an ikat allow it to work well with almost any interior style from the most traditional to edgy contemporary.  Using an ikat pattern can freshen up an interior without waving a banner of being overtly trendy, perfect for color schemes.


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3 Responses to Color Scheme How To: Say I Can With Ikat!

  1. Thanks, they are lovely.


  2. Jeanett

    Excellent post but I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this topic?
    I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further.


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