Classic black-and-white chequered flooring becomes the stage for a play of shapes, patterns and colours.
Classic black-and-white chequered flooring becomes the stage for a play of shapes, patterns and colours.

42mm Architecture presents a masterclass on decorating with graphic patterns

The New Delhi-based firm showcases the best ways to embrace bright and bold designs

With design trends moving towards the bright and bold, innovative graphic and geometric patterns are making a comeback. In keeping with this, 42mm Architecture has presented an array of ways in which you could include captivating graphic details in your interiors. The designers demonstrate, through their projects, how a striking and complimentary colour palette, combined with engaging modern or abstract prints can be blended with contemporary elements to achieve a uniquely curated space.

A bold and intricate artwork is the highlight against a neutral wall and subtle flooring pattern, with furniture upholstery in similar colour tones and the rugs and pillows in a similar pattern, leading to a captivating spectacle


“Nature-inspired graphics – birds, branches, flora in general or mythical animals – offer a perfect opportunity to create a distinctive and refreshing ambiance. Floral patterns of the early 80s are big now. The traditional beauty of floral patterns, either abstracted or straight-up chintz, are cropping up everywhere from bedding and wallpaper to throw pillows,” state Rudraksh Charan and Priyanka Khanna, principal architects at 42mm Architecture.

Geometric patterns, being extremely versatile, can be seamlessly accommodated in all design styles from contemporary to classic to rustic in the form of chequered floors, back splashes, bold rugs and wall art, believe the design duo.

Multiple graphic and geometric designs on the walls and floor are balanced with a trained eye to create a striking medley of patterns and textures.


They further state, “Combining graphics is a layered process, where you achieve the frame first, then populate it with primary POP or graphics. It is then balanced with fillers either by exaggerating it or nurturing it as required. Departing from the neutrals, simplified illustrations with highlights of bright colours and a balance of positive and negative spaces within the patterns create a cohesive look and visual consistency.”

However, they warn that striking the right balance between focal points and soothing backgrounds is the key to ensuring alluring results.

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