The tiles in this handsome bathroom are black and white, but the fact that on one wall they're laid out in a subtle chevron stripe, on another wall in horizontal lines and a bold pattern for the floor keeps the overall look anything but ordinary.
Menswear patterns give dapper style to this friendly family room: a blue-gray check on the walls, a subtle chevron stripe for the rug. The large leather sectional and pool table keep everyone comfy and entertained.
Painted horizontal stripes adorn an accent wall in this contemporary nursery, pulling together the room's crisp gray, blue and white palette. A graphic rug and chevron bedding layer in additional patterns for a high-contrast design.
The owner of this home office loves cars so the designer used that as an inspiration jumping-off point. Chevron racing stripes electrify the blue walls and the furnishings are a mix of black and shiny metallics.
This spacious kitchen uses patterns and textures to add visual interest to its neutral palette: a small-scale chevron stripe covers the back wall, lively without being overwhelming. Overhead, thick, rustic beams help move the eye across the room.
HGTV Design Star transformed this drab, oblong bedroom into a bright oasis with a graphic paint job. Chevron stripes on the blue accent wall face off against a solid yellow painting. Simple furnishings and white bed linens don't complete for attention.
The split wall has lower white panelling surrounding this transitional sitting room. Three contemporary blue lanterns serve as tables in front of a traditional tan sofa. Blue pillows with stripe and chevron designs and a large blue painting continue the blue accents in the room.
If you like the idea of a patterned backsplash that won’t go out of style, consider a simple geometric pattern: stripes, diamonds or zigzags, for example. To create this chevron effect, designer Kelli Kaufer used hand-cut stained glass. She bought three different colors, cut them into 1-inch wide by 3-inch long angled pieces, and applied to the wall using a double-sided sticky mat. Then, she grouted with a non-sanded grout. “This backsplash can work with many different styles,” says Kaufer. “Depending on the color of the glass pieces, you can either go bold, creating a hip, modern look, or muted, for a classic, sophisticated style.”