Splatter Patterns Let Loose in Decor
Jackson Pollock may have started it, but the splash and splatter trend is raining down again in art, rugs and accessories
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The '80s have been sneaking back up on us. Trends such as color blocking and neon hues have reemerged from the archives, and now paint-splattered products are back with a vengeance. Back in the day, trendy individualists would set themselves apart by splattering paint all over jackets or jeans; now we’re seeing this Pollock-inspired trend on everything from artwork to fabrics to iPhone cases. If you want a splash some color in your interior, invite this playful style in.
You can’t deny the influence of one of the greatest splatter painters of all time: Jackson Pollock. This may not be a Pollock, but it certainly takes inspiration from the artist’s celebrated style. Notice how just this one piece provides such a color explosion in this otherwise neutral, minimalist space.
This neutral space comes alive with the addition of this bright piece, accented by a row of bold-color seat pads.
This abstract Plexiglas painting delivers a contemporary accent with loads of color.
The bold Splash rug from Marc Phillips is not to be ignored. Anchor a neutral room with it for a modern impression that captures the trend.
Accessorize your sofa or bed with bright Splatter Pillows from designer Lisa Mason. Mix and match for added texture and color.
Looking to reupholster a dated antique? This splatter-style linen from Pierre Frey will give it an instant contemporary boost.
Jazz up your kitchen table with CB2’s Splatter placemats. At $3.95 apiece, they provide an affordable and unexpected way to incorporate the trend into your home.
Planning to entertain this summer? Serve your guests a sweet treat on the Bernardaud Summer Play dessert plates from Vivre. The visual may be almost as delicious as the dessert itself.
Take a more neutral approach to the trend with the Color Reform Zonpa rug from ABC Carpet & Home. You’ll still incorporate the trend and achieve loads of texture but in a subtler fashion.
Here is an example of a splatter-style rug in a neutral palette. Even a neutral space receives a jolt of personality from this accessory.
The Spatter Lamp from Bunny Williams’ Beeline Home line adds charm and playfulness.
If your coffee table could use a splash, top it with the very appropriate book Jackson Pollock, by Ellen G. Landau, available at Anthropologie. Learn about this famous artist and get a dose of trendy style.
Even your iPhone can benefit from the trend with the Empire Paint Splatter cover.
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