Color Crave: Striking Stripes

In March 2017, Retreat, Stuff by Caitlin Harrison

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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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