Designing your Space with Striped Fabric

Stripes truly are one of the most universal types of patterns. From cabana to chevron to pin stripes, this beloved pattern is ever-present in design styles. Striped upholstery fabric works with any aesthetic, from traditional to ultra-modern and everything in-between. You can use striped fabric to provide relaxing symmetry or add a contrasting factor to any of your spaces.

 

How to Design with Striped Upholstery Fabric

The key to incorporating stripes into your fabric choices and décor is all about how you choose to mix and match. Symmetrical stripes with muted or neutral colors can act as a neutral palette to build upon. Bright, multi-colored asymmetrical stripes or bold, undulating patterns can add a brilliant accent to your space. 

 

Classic Black and White Stripes 

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Cabana Classic
Grey and Black striped fabric swatchGrey and Black striped fabric swatch
Peyton Granite
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Shore Classic
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Foutah Petanque

 

The classic black and white stripe is a bold pattern made up of neutral colors. This combination gives the pattern ultimate versatility to be paired with any range of colors. Pair it with pastels to accentuate the stark contrast of black on white, or pair it with a dark palette to let the bright white stand out. Options like Foutah Petanque use various widths of stripes to add depth and dimension to the fabric design.

 

Nautical Vibes: Blue and White Stripes 

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Cabana Regatta
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Posh Sapphire
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Equal Ink
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Shore Regatta

 

When you think of timeless design, classic stripes, shades of blue and crisp whites come to mind. This nostalgia for Americana provides building blocks to mix and match with new hues and design elements using blue striped upholstery fabric.

 

An option like Posh Sapphire is a beautiful herringbone in blue and white, perfect for coordinating with a bold stripe like Cabana Regatta or a smaller scale stripe like Shore Regatta.

 

Modern Americana: Navy and White Stripes 

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Lido Indigo
Dark navy fabric with subtle lighter blue stripesDark navy fabric with subtle lighter blue stripes
Scale Indigo
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Shore Navy
Navy fabric with white stripes made of small dotsNavy fabric with white stripes made of small dots
Dinghy Navy

We see more and more blues that are deeper and closer to indigo with gray undertones as seen in Lido Indigo and Scale Indigo. Saturated navy blues can be used for everything from rugs to throw pillows. Try using navy striped upholstery fabric for foundational pieces like sofas, benches and chairs. 

 

Neutral Tones: White, Linen, and Beige Stripes 

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Solana Seagull
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Shore Linen
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Direction Linen
Multicolored striped fabric in brown, tan, beige, cream, and whiteMulticolored striped fabric in brown, tan, beige, cream, and white
Highlight Linen

 

Neutrals are a timeless trend, and warmer hues like ivory and parchment are equal parts elegant and soothing. Neutral stripes are a great palette to build upon, and act as a bridge between patterns. Sunbrella neutral fabrics are stain resistant and bleach cleanable to keep your neutral fabrics crisp and clean for years to come.

Colors like white, linen, grey, and beige are great options for striped fabric couches and striped curtain fabric. Try using layers and various textures for added depth and dimension.

 

On Trend: Lush Green Stripes 

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Mason Forest Green
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Beaufort Sagebrush
Multicolored striped fabric in dark green, light green, pale blue, white, and goldMulticolored striped fabric in dark green, light green, pale blue, white, and gold
Highlight Ivy
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Relate Ivy

 

Green has always been a popular color, but it has been steadily gaining momentum because of its versatility and range. Use shades of green to mix and match with your classic stripes like Mason Forest Green or Relate Ivy, an updated bar stripe with pale blue accents. Options like Highlight Ivy incorporate several colors, giving ideal design versatility to pair it with solid and patterns in shades of pale blue, gold, cream, or beige.

 

Reinventing the Classic Stripe for Upholstery Fabric

Our global design team is constantly thinking, innovating, and visualizing reinventions of the classic bar stripe. A staple in design and in the Sunbrella collection, the classic bar stripe is a constant for fabric styles in any environment.

 

Feeling inspired?

Browse our fabrics to see more beautiful iterations of stripes or find Indoor Living and Outdoor Living inspiration for incorporating stripes into your décor.