PRINT MIXING FOR BEGINNERS

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Print mixing can either be brilliant, or an utter disaster. Now that it's getting colder and the layers are increasing, you're bound to mix at least a texture or two.

Here are three key things to keep in mind when creating your next masterpiece. (All photos via Pinterest)

Okay - so they're mostly stripes, but you get the idea!

Color Scheme: Keep it neutral. Trust me, you'll regret that selfie in the Rainbow top and checkered pants. Since you're already daring to mis-match, keep one of them black, white, brown, gray, etc. Note: If you don't want to do all earth tones, Leopard print and stripes are totally neutrals too!




Scale: Keep in mind the size of the print you're mixing - keep one of them on the larger scale, and the other smaller. Ex: Large plaid with smaller stripes or polka dots. Keep rule #1 in mind too... if your larger pattern is bright or bold, keep the smaller pattern more neutral (or visa vera).





Texture: Think opposites: fur and silk, denim and lace, cable knit and leather. Fuzzy sweater + fuzzy scarf may = teddy bear... unless you're going for that look, stick with one or the other. 




Happy mixing!
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