Color Crave: Striking Stripes

black and white interior with sofa

Who needs contradictory shades when you can create a stunning combination in the same color tones? Just play with the width of the stripes and keep them vertical.

“Stripes are a bold statement just by being stripes! So I pick a color, i.e.  Amy Howard’s One Step chalk-based paint  Java, a medium brown, for one stripe and then add about 1/4 part Ballet White or Bauhaus Buff  to the Java for the opposing stripe, creating a “bi-tonal” look.”

— Laurie Ledbetter, Affordable Chic

“I prefer tone-on-tone stripes that are random widths creating a pattern.  I often use striped wallpapers as a ground for other patterns occurring in the room. For a fresh approach, I would suggest Benjamin Moore 477 ‘Stolen Moments’ and 479 ‘ Apple Blossom’  as examples of what can be achieved with subtle shades.”

— Leigh Jones, Leigh Jones Interior Design

“Confident and bold stripes are a striking way to transform the walls of your room. Twelve-inch-wide stripes of Sherwin Williams Super White and Tricorn Black will make a statement that is memorable and fun to style. Paint vertically to visually elongate the height of the room, or paint horizontally to make the room appear wider.”

— Ashley Babb Falls, FINDS Collection

“I love alternating matte and satin black stripes! The best black to use for this look is Ralph Lauren’s Tea Kettle Black VM156. Black is a great color that complements classic colors; using a black-striped wall in two distinct finishes is guaranteed to give you a striking room.”

— Tula Summerford, Design by Tula

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Caitlin Harrison, creative director, worked in the New York City area in print media, publications and design before moving to Raleigh. Her passion is for engaging and beautiful design brings Raleigh Magazine to life.