Chintz is Back!
Remember when your home was decked out with floor-to-ceiling flowers? Hello ‘80s! Well, good news - it’s back and better than ever! You may be asking yourself, what is chintz and how does it differ from other floral patterns we’ve been seeing lately? Traditionally, it was a glazed, calico textile imported from India, featuring florals on a light colored background. Today, the pattern has incorporated modern colors and details so that it feels refreshing and new. Let’s take a look at the some of the hottest trends using chintz.
- One way to use chintz fabric is in smaller doses, like an upholstered armchair. This tonal green pattern corresponds well with the other accessories in the room.
- This sofa has a very modern look with its Technicolor color palette. Accessorize with contrasting solid throw pillows for a full punch.
- This upholstered chair has a fun shape, and its earthy tones make it feel like it belongs in a garden.
- Paired with an organic herringbone pattern, this chintz sets a beautiful scene for this window vignette.
- Well-known interior designers are also going gaga for chintz. Barrie Benson uses chintz to soften a room, as in the above interior she designed. The floral pattern is a great contrast to the hardness of the black and white stripes.
- Interior designer Celerie Kemble believes that chintz adds just the right amount of femininity to a space. Here Kemble is posed at home surrounded by her own patterns.
- You can never have too much chintz. Try two different armchairs with complementary patterns.
- A dab of chintz fabric at the windows makes this room feel light and airy.
What do you think about the return of chintz?