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Pattern me pretty

by amanda on November 15, 2016

So, I’m a HUGE sucker for surface pattern design. And I’m coming across more and more absolutely stunning ones lately so I thought it high time to share some with you. Some of these, I realize, might induce headaches in some people but to me, you can always, always have more colour. Always.

Let’s start with the prettiest – florals:

Angela Gerardo floral pattern copyright Angela Gerardo Hot_Pink_and_Orange_Spice_SPD_deborahvelasquez copyright Deborah Velasquez www.maydesigns.com

But really, geometric patterns are basically my jam:

Alexander Henry www.creativemarket.com www.123rf.com

I love unexpected colour palettes – perhaps that’s why graffiti appeals so much to me.

Can’t remember where I got this one from! Rifle Paper Co. Cole & Son Wallpaper www.istockphoto.com

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