Vibrate Surface Pattern Design

Vibrate Pattern Design

Origins Of Vibrate Pattern Design

Vibrate is based on two twisting paths that get thicker and thinner at the ends. The two paths are coloured differently to appear to be a highlight and a shadow. Repeating the paths with a staggered repeat gives the impression of a much more complex design.

Vibrate Pattern Development

  • Design A – adds a 100% white pointy four-sided star in between the two paths. The two paths are coloured differently to version 1: the dark path is 80% black, the lighter path is 80% white. Making the light and dark less than 100% makes the pointy star stand out more.
  • Design B – adds a diamond shape with smoothed corners to reflect the vibe. The diamond is 80% black set to Overlay, making the diamond into a darker version of the background.
  • Design C – shows the simplest version with just the two paths repeating. The darker path is 100% black but set to Overlay which achieves a darker version of the background. The lighter path is simply 100% white.
  • Design D – adds a panel between the vibrating paths. The panel is actually 50% white set to Overlay, effectively lightening the background colour, which gives the appearance of a second colour.

Colour Combinations

For each of the designs all the colour variations are achieved by altering the background colour. The designs are all coded with the design A, B, C, D plus a swatch reference number from 0 to 41, where 0 = white and 41 is bright cyan.

Placing The Pattern In A Location

To give context I combined a selection of finished designs with a straight-on shot of the chair used in my design for Mid Century Modern Chairs. Adding a fake carpet and simple skirting board. For every image I altered the colour of the real chair to complement the surface wallpaper. For each design I also created a simple version that was just the pattern, to show how the design could be used for fabric, wrapping paper, and other surfaces. 

Creating This Page

With so many colour combinations it would be impractical to show all of them. Here I have chosen a selection of combinations that I feel are interesting. Smaller screen sizes are designed to display less colour examples.

The Future

The pattern would work for wallpaper but it would also be fun for gift-wrapping and fabric too. I would love this design to have another life taken up by a manufacturer. Please contact me if you would like a high resolution file or to talk about how we could work together.

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