Paisley, by nature, is a very intricate pattern, so if you’re someone who enjoys the simple things, go for a tossed paisley. An extraction of the pine motif that is “tossed” about on a solid background, this version of paisley is more straight forward than its cousin. Here designer Alessandra Branca used it with an easygoing red, white & blue palette.
Paisleys in hushed tones of lavender, baby blue and vanilla offer visual interest, yet they are quiet enough for a bedroom or even a nursery. Take a note from design team Tilton Fenwick, who used a muted paisley wallpaper, then accented it with bright accessories.
Because it’s a pattern that often contains several colors, a paisley rug can help tie together a room that is color blocked. Choose a rug that has many of the hues used in the space, like the one in this dining room, which pulls from the chairs & grasscloth wall panels to unite the look.
Today paisley is moving into the contemporary side with bright shades & large scales. A little goes a long way with a print this vibrant, so choose one spot in a room to use it on, then sit back and let it do all of the talking.