Adding a simple stripe of bold -- such as orange -- paint is an easy way to turn a neutral space into one that pops with panache. Seen in the mirror's reflection, a striking painting echoes the color of the stripe, completing the colorful bathroom.
Shades of green unify the two areas in this eat-in kitchen: a pale green backsplash in the kitchen and green striped walls in the dining nook. Streamlined cabinetry, a white tulip table and a chrome barstool keep the look unfussy and classically modern.
This powder bathroom is a friendly mix of practical and stylish: Wide horizontal stripes bring a sense of movement to the walls. A square vessel sink and simple sconce are straightforward and efficient.
In this comfortable living room, pale green walls help lighten the effect of the dark brown leather sofa, armchair and ottoman. On the rug, mixed vertical and horizontal stripes add fun visual dimension.
Thick gray-and-white horizontal stripes visually enlarge this contemporary home office. A graphic gray area rug grounds the space, while a sleek white desk is paired with a white wingback chair for a workspace.
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.
A horizontal stripe was designed on the shower wall by using gray and white marble subway tile. Floating espresso shelves add storage space for towels and accessories as well as a stunning contrast to the neutral contemporary bathroom.
The playroom has a decidedly sassy feel with bold graphic patterns and wide horizontal stripes sweeping across the back wall. A thin dark blue stripe outlines the larger turquoise ones, an unusual move that ties in with the denim blue sectional.
Soaring pink stripes direct the eye up to the impressive vaulted ceilings. “I’m usually a horizontal stripes person but we chose to use vertical stripes because the room has these beautiful vaulted ceilings that should be accentuated rather than pulled down,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.
To make this small home office seem bigger, designers added oversized gray and white horizontal stripes. Then, they brought in a round table and decorated it with various found objects. Finally, they brought in a geometric light fixture and blue and white rug for color and texture.
Inspired by texture, this charcoal bedroom by B.D. Jeffries Design Group for a Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta takes a glamorous turn with sleek gold-leaf accents, including the papier mache vessels on the walls. Horizontal stripes and sharp angles add visual interest to the composed, tranquil space.
A tile backsplash gives movement to the traditional feel of this kitchen design. Neutral granite countertop follows the large horseshoe of lower cabinetry creating a bar eating space with metal-legged barstools. Hardwood flooring adds warmth to the design and compliments the horizontal stripes of the ceiling texture.