Choosing colors takes a bit of practice, a little bit of know-how of undertones and the way light plays with hues.

Choosing patterns, on the other hand, can be quite intimidating. It is worth developing your pattern skills, though, as nothing quite adds interest like pattern.

Architectural Digest’s David Netto has some pointers for patterns:

• Be playful
• Play with placement
• Make the choice personal

Take a look!