Designer Tips for Working With Colour and Pattern

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Designer Tips for Working With Colour and Pattern

In this episode of Houzz TV Live, Kiya Kelly of the Houzz communications team talks with interior designer Bhavin Taylor about how colour and pattern can bring a little cheer to your home. Bhavin highlights several spaces he designed that show how he plays around with tones found in wallpaper, paint, artwork, furniture and accessories to create a cohesive scheme.

In one living space, he balanced a bold black, white and yellow wallpaper in a geometric pattern with softer tones in the rug and furniture. In his own bathroom, Bhavin arranged pink tiles in a fun pattern to bring a punch of style to a small space. And in a bedroom, he used restful blues and greys to introduce colour, pattern and texture while maintaining a calm atmosphere.

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Rafael F. Bermejo

Brilliant tips! Thank you very much.

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D 51

Great examples and really good steps! One of the best “teaching” videos I’ve seen recently on HOUZZ!

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juliebirdee

What is the name of the wallpaper?

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GOODESIGN, Inc.

Great episode on color. How to use it. How not to be afraid of it. Kudos to Bhavin!

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Hani Iskander

I really liked it so much and opened new ideas in my mind.... Great job

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rosemee

Really good tips- and variety for the courageous and the not-so-brave. Thanks. Love these episodes


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Lynn G

I rented an apartment one time that had a very small half bath painted a beautiful vibrant coral color. I kept thinking of how folks say keeping it lighter makes it look bigger. But I thought it looked fabulous, and maybe even bigger buy having a bold color. Certainly more interesting. I think bathrooms and bedrooms can really handle going wild with color because you don't spend that much time in there -not awake anyway.

The other rooms I mostly like white because soon as any color is applied it gets darker. I'd rather put pops of color within a white space. And natural wood floors - they add so much warmth. There's a wonderful depth to unstained, natural wood - sort of like looking into a tigers eye stone - you don't just see the surface. Once a stain is applied that depth is gone, and so is the warmth...

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Iva Smidova

Great video.👍

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liasuz

Loved Bhavin Taylor’s use of colors and patterns. Such beautiful rooms!

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bizeebees

Loved this, love his vision. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Marion Gentile

I’ve got a geometric printed wallpaper and was wondering if square photo frames would look good on it or should I go with mirrors with sun ray effects

   
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hjr100871

Fantastic, really enjoyed watching that, thank you! Especially love the 'nothing is permanent' comment :-)

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My Bespoke Room

Brilliant video! We love his use of colour and pattern, they are such beautiful rooms!

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Alice Whitfield

Such a great video! Really enjoyed it!

   
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Claudia Thomas-MacCurvin

Brilliant video. Great quote - “Don’t always feel you have to ask others opinions”.

   
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Kiya Kelly

Thanks, Bhavin, this was a fun interview to film!

   
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Amita Jayasimha

Absolutely loved this video and Bhavin's work!!!

   
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Sonia

Really interesting. Love the idea of don’t ask people’s opinion and just surround yourself with things you love. That’s the Houzz advice forum out of the window lol!

   
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Ross Turner

Great to see something different to the current preoccupation with grey and white. Love the textured wallpaper.


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Sian Cronin

Very helpful video.

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