How to Pair Brunschwig & Fils Fabrics with Blue, Pink and Green Rug

Brunschwig & Fils, Le Touches fabric was a favorite of Billy Baldwin, Geoffrey Beene and Tiffany’s legendary Director, Van Day Truex. In today’s post we will show how to pair blue, pink and green fabrics with small scale animal print patterns with blue, pink and green rugs using Les Touches as an example. We will learn the three criteria for pairing rugs and fabrics so they resonate as well as balance each other in color as well as pattern. For example Les Touches animal print motifs form an S shape that resonates particularly well with large scale curving vines in a floral rug. At the same time the open ground between the large scale vines provides a counterpoint to the dense animal print pattern of Les Touches.

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Above: Chairs covered in Brunschwig & Fils Les Touches fabric in the pink, green and aqua colorways. Image courtesy Brunschwig & Fils

Below: Malaga, a blue, pink and green rug. The large scale curving vines resonate with the “S” shaped arrangement of the animal motifs in Les Touches. The spacious feeling of the floral rug provides a counterpoint to the dense pattern of Le Touches.  Rug Design Copyright Asmara, Inc.

Three Tips for Pairing Blue, Pink and Green Animal Prints Fabrics with Blue, Pink and Green Rugs.

1. Choose a blue, pink and green rug that has many more shades of each color than the fabric

An animal print fabric has a limited range of shades. For example the green color way of Les touches has just two or three shades of green. A rug with many shades of green, blue and pink will make the room feel richer and balance the simplistic color palette of the animal print fabric.

2. Choose a rug with a pattern that resonates and balances the pattern of the fabric

The large open design of the floral rug balances the dense small scale pattern of the fabric. The combination of the rug and the fabric will make a room feel more sophisticated and layered. At the same time the curving vines in the rug resonate with the “S” shapes running through the animal print fabric. When the rug balances as well as resonates with a fabric, you know you have made a great pairing.

3. Choose a rug that contains both complimentary and contrasting colors to the fabric

If you are working with a green animal print fabric, choose a rug that has blue, a complimentary color to green and pink which is at the opposite end of the color wheel and is a contrasting color. A blue, pink and green rug has both complimentary and contrasting colors which creates both tension and harmony. This means the room will feel calming and energizing at the same time. The rug we have chosen works equally well with all three color ways of Les Touches because it has complimentary and contrasting colors for each of the three color ways of the fabric.

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The green color way of Les Touches has only two or three shades of green, but the floral rug has more than 10 shades of green. The combination of the rug and the fabric will add depth, layering and sophistication to the room design. Image courtesy Brunschwig & Fils.

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The pink, green and aqua blue color ways of Les Touches fabric by Brunschwig & Fils that were used to great effect by legendary decorators Billy Baldwin, Geoffrey Beene and Tiffany’s legendary Director, Van Day Truex . Image courtesy Brunschwig & Fils

 

 

 

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