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How To | May 01, 2020

How to Layer Colors and Patterns with Sheets

How ToMay 01, 2020

How to Layer Colors and Patterns with Sheets

Achieving a perfectly-made bed is much easier than it looks.

The perfectly-made bed always looks super plush and extra cozy. This is done through strategic layering of pillows, sheets, comforters, and blankets. It’s a lot simpler to do than it looks! No matter what your style is, there’s a way to master layering through color and patterns that achieve that luxurious hotel-grade bedding look. 

Fool-Proof Matching

The fool-proof approach for adding color or patterns to your bedroom is to work with the same color throughout your space. On your bed, specifically, we’ve got a few combinations for doing this. Pairing our Marine Blue with Marine Blue Marker on Cream, or Rose with Rose Marker on Cream, is a sure way to add a fun pattern and bright color to your space while still keeping things cohesive. 

If you’re into a darker look, you can take this approach through a bold, solid layer, like a Graphite core set and a more playful, patterned layer like a Graphite and Steel Oxford Stripe duvet cover. When working with the same color, patterns will do the work of adding visual texture. 


Color Just Peeking Through

Adding a bit of color with a core set under a crisp white duvet can help set the tone of your bedroom in a subtle way. With color just peeking out from under your neutral top bedding layers, you can change up the mood more often while keeping the overall aesthetic of the space the same. 

Our warm-toned Rose color can add a cozy romantic feel while a cool-toned Deep Navy can add a more dramatic mood. Layering your colors and patterns with your pillows works, too. Similarly to working with core sheets, you can easily change up the look of your space and add pizzazz to your bed by optimizing colors and patterns on your pillow covers. 

Keeping it Monotone

If you’re really into a specific tone this season, add dimension by taking a gradient approach. Say you’re into blue right now. Work with both a light and fresh tone, like Glacier blue, and a more serious Deep Navy. Using a monotone approach helps to keep things minimal and uniform without taking the matchy-matchy approach. 

Working with Neutrals

If playing with colors makes you a bit nervous, patterns may be where you find your fun. Adding a bold stripe or grid pattern in your most reliable shades can achieve the look you're going for without straying too far from the colors that make you comfortable. Another option for our neutral lovers: try building depth with texture. Natural textures, like linen or wool, add visual appeal to a space that might otherwise feel bland while subtle stitchwork on a quilt can effortlessly compliment your neutral cozy vibe. 

Cybele is a freelance writer covering all things culture and lifestyle. She’s also a content strategist in the tech startup space and mastering Media Studies at The New School. You can find this native New Yorker canoodling her two dogs, trying out a new recipe, or on IG @cybelina.

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