Watercolor Fashion to Decor Spring 2014

From Runway to Home: 4 Ways to Decorate With Watercolor Prints

In September, the New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 runways were graced with watercolor prints that transported us to a romantic dream. Check out our four ways to bring these on-trend soft & blurry patterns into your space:

Watercolor trend

1. Peachy Keen

Warm peach, apricot and salmon hues are ideal ways to take on the trend because they’re flattering to any skin tone. Whether you’re wearing it or decorating a room with it, the hue adds an inner glow and is close enough to a neutral to work well with most color schemes. Try it in an aqueous stripe or floral pattern that looks like painted brush strokes.

Watercolor Spring Runway 2014 Interior Decor

Fabricut Fabric - Rare Earth - Adobe 3277702
Fabricut Fabric – Rare Earth – Adobe
Fabricut Fabric - Phrasing - Apricot 2302608
Fabricut Fabric – Phrasing – Apricot
Duralee Fabric - 42352-192 Flame
Duralee Fabric – 42352-192 Flame

2. Green with Envy

Designer Bibhu Mahapatra sent looks down the Spring 2014 runway that used clothing as a canvas, covering it in oversized green painterly florals. Recreate the look at home by using a table cloth with blurred flowers on it. We like the combination of blue, green & yellow, so either use a pattern that incorporates all of these hues, or bring them in with a flower arrangement and/or colorful dishes & flatware.

Watercolor Fashion Spring 2014 Interior Decor

Robert Allen Fabric - Landsmeer - Ultramarine
Robert Allen Fabric – Landsmeer – Ultramarine
Duralee Fabric - 42357-619 Seaglass
Duralee Fabric – 42357-619 Seaglass
Duralee Fabric - 42358-619 Seaglass
Duralee Fabric – 42358-619 Seaglass
Robert Allen Fabric - Misty Floral - Blue Opal
Robert Allen Fabric – Misty Floral – Blue Opal

3. Neutral Territory

Christian Siriano, former Project Runway winner, rolled out watercolor botanical looks for Spring 2014, too. Instead of doing watercolor head-to-toe, he opted to use it as an accent against white & cream. If you have a neutral room at home (filled with beiges, creams or whites), this is the way to go. Simply add in a pillow or upholster an ottoman with a painterly blossoms, and you’ll instantly be on trend for 2014!

Watercolor Fashion to Decor Spring 2014

Clarke & Clarke Fabric - Romana - Rosso
Clarke & Clarke Fabric – Romana – Rosso
Duralee Fabric - 42362-638 Raspberry/Green
Duralee Fabric – 42362-638 Raspberry/Green
Pindler & Pindler Fabric - Antwerp Pdl 2273-A101
Pindler & Pindler Fabric – Antwerp

4. Mixer

Love layering colors and prints in your outfits? Then mixing several watercolor prints together is the right route for you! Take inspiration from BCBG Max Azria’s dress and combine several flowery watercolor patterns in a room. Turn your bedroom into an enchanted garden by using the prints as bedding, pillows, a lamp shade—even try it in a picture frame. This look works best against white or grey walls.

Spring 2014 Fashion to Decor Watercolor Florals

Duralee Fabric - 42351-638
Duralee Fabric – 42351-638
Duralee Fabric - 42354-122 Blossom
Duralee Fabric – 42354-122 Blossom
Greenhouse Fabric - A7609 - Raspberry
Greenhouse Fabric – A7609 – Raspberry
Robert Allen Fabric - Misty Floral - Dew
Robert Allen Fabric – Misty Floral – Dew
Greenhouse Fabric - A7611 - PunchGreenhouse Fabric - A7611 - Punch
Greenhouse Fabric – A7611 – Punch

Related Articles:

Spring/Summer 2014 Print Trends

Top Trends from New York Fashion Week

How to Create a Watercolor Floral Arrangement

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