Inspiration Exchange… Evolving Chevron Pattern

Inspiration Exchange... Evolving Chevron Pattern

 

I have a fun and easy DIY home project that I’m going to be sharing with you on Wednesday but before I post the project, I wanted to dedicate a post to giving you some inspiration that relates to the project. I also want to show you in depth, how the chevron pattern is evolving and finding a more long-term place in design.  I wanted to give you a lot of inspirational eye candy.  So instead of having one big long post with both inspiration and a tutorial, I wanted to separate the two by making it easier on the both of us.

So let’s jump right into the inspiration…

Of course, the chevron pattern is extremely popular right now and has been for quite awhile. I know you guys know it’s been everywhere and just when we think maybe we’re moving on to something new, the fun pattern has morphed and evolved in a fresh and new way into 2013 in both design and fashion:

 

Source: Jonathon Adler

Source: Jonathon Adler

 

 

Source: Neiman Marcus

Source: Neiman Marcus

 

Source: Jolie Home Design

Source: Jolie Home Design

 

Chevron Pillow- Joss and Main

 

As I look at all of the accessories and fabrics coming out for spring, it’s obvious the chevron pattern isn’t going anywhere soon and is in fact, making more of a long-term impact in design as it transitions.  I’m sure you guys have noticed this too!

One of the biggest ways that the pattern is evolving that I am seeing is going from the traditional two-colored pattern into bold multi-colored designs:

 

Source: Layla Grayce

Source: Layla Grayce

 

source: Neiman Marcus

source: Neiman Marcus

 

Chevron Chair

 

Source: AliBeanBaby

Source: AliBeanBaby

 

 

 

 

Not only are we seeing the chevron branch out from its traditional two-toned color but the pattern itself is changing and is evolving from the traditional blunt zig zag design:

 

source: Decorpad

source: Decorpad

 

I call this one the “zag”, just a partial of the zig zag! I love this “zag” look that I have been seeing as well:

 

chevron dress

 

 

You too have probably noticed that the chevron design is no longer just for just fabrics, pillows and drapes and is being incorporated in a more long-term way in homes.  I love the multi-colored chevron walls.

walls:

source: South Shore Decorating

source: South Shore Decorating

 

 

Source: Decorpad

Source: Decorpad

 

Painted walls:

 

source: Shannon Berrey

source: Shannon Berrey

 

You can’t get more of a long-term commitment to the pattern than tiles and flooring:

 

 

 

 

 

So long story short, it appears that the chevron pattern is not just a passing trend but is going to be around for quite awhile. I think we’ll continue to see it evolve as well, which will be fun to see where we go next with it.  I also think the newly evolved chevron multi-colored patterns are an excellent way to incorporate color into a room or to help pull a space together.  I have just the DIY project to share with you on Wednesday that is so easy but can help with any space in your home.

I am so curious to hear your thoughts on the pattern and how it’s evolving.  Do you love the bright and bold multi-colored or do you prefer the more muted colors.  I’m more of muted neutral girl myself but those bright and bold I am loving for my daughter’s room!  So fun!

I will be back on Wednesday morning with our easy project.  If you happened to miss Friday Favorites; “Favorite Paint Color Trends for 2013″, you can get to it by clicking on the image below:

 

Favorite Paint Color Trends for 2013 {Friday Favorites} The Creativity Exchange

 

Cheers!

Cyndy

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7 Responses to Inspiration Exchange… Evolving Chevron Pattern

  1. Megan says:

    There are a lot of incredible ideas that you’ve shared. I especially love the little girls dress and the kitchen with the chevron floor. :)
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  2. I totally agree! It seems to be chevron meets IKAT and I for one totally love it. Also love that color block shift dress with the “zag” pattern. I bet that thing is very flattering!! M.
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  3. Lynn in DG says:

    Designers may call it chevron now but I wonder if “bargello” or “flame stitch” isn’t really a better term? These patterns have been around for centuries and if anyone, or their grandmas, had a needlepoint phase back in the 70’s you had to have done a bargello pillow or two.
    Pretty no matter what you call it!

    • Cyndy says:

      You’re right Lynn! In fact, my 8-year old daughter was asking me about the “chevron” pattern yesterday while we working on a project and she wondered if I came up with the pattern myself! LOL! I was explaining to her that I remember the pattern in the early 70’s as a child and that many of the patterns in designs can be traced even centuries back. Designers pull these earlier influences and “modernize” them and it really is so fascinating to see how they evolve. I should have mentioned in the post that Jonathon Adler did name the pillow above “Bargello”. A nod to the past, I’m sure! Thanks Lynn!
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  4. Ashley says:

    Hey, I was wondering about the chevron pattern on the wall with the little girl sitting on the bed. Do you know those paint colors or what website it came from? Those colors would be perfect for my daughters room!!

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