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Transformative Textures

Combine Paints and Fabrics for a Layered Look in Any Room

Transform your living spaces by incorporating patterns and textures to add depth, visual interest and a personal touch to any room in your home. Here are some tips to combine paints and fabrics to achieve a layered look: 

1. Select a cohesive colour palette

To avoid clashing and visual overwhelm, follow the 60-30-10 rule. Allocate 60% of your palette to your primary colour, used on anything large or central to the room, for example, sofas, rugs, and main walls. Use 30% for secondary colours, used on soft furnishings like curtains, bed linens, and accent pieces. Reserve 10% for smaller elements like cushions and lamps to balance the colours. 

2. Mix and match textures

    Combine different textures to add interest to your space. For example, pair matte wall paint with a glossy trim for an elegant contrast. Or, using fabrics, mix smooth materials like silks with textured ones like velvet. Avoid using uniform textures and finishes throughout. 

    3. Add a feature wall and accent pieces

      Create a focal point for your room with a feature wall. Choose a bold, dynamic colour that complements your main wall colour and pair it with neutral fabrics for balance. Or, use textured paint finishes like sandstone to create a subtle, gritty texture resembling natural sandstone. 

      4. Introduce harmonious contrasts

        Balance bold and subtle, intricate and simple, and vibrant and muted elements. Too much of a good thing can overwhelm a room, while too much subtlety can make it look dull and sterile. 

        5. Add natural elements

          Introduce natural textures like wood, stone, or woven pieces. Enhance visual interest with plants, flowers and candlelight. 

          Playing with textures and patterns using paint, accessories, rugs, curtains and cushions can elevate the appearance of any room. Start your transformation with finishes from Cloverdale Paint. Join the Cloverdale Paint Fan Club for exclusive benefits and perks, no purchase necessary.