Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Contrast Piping

Ever since I first saw a picture of it a while back I have been obsessed with this chair from CB2.  That color combination!  The lines! Tragically they discontinued this particular color, but it is still available in some darker, more neutral options.  Sigh.  This chair got me thinking about using contrast piping, or welting, in my next upholstery project, and suddenly I'm seeing inspiration everywhere.

Welting in a dramatically different color from the upholstery highlights the outlines of the piece, so you want to be sure you choose your chair or sofa (or ottoman) carefully for this look.  If you don't like the shape of the furniture now, you definitely won't like it outlined in such a dramatic way.

I really like the simplicity of this glider, the stark contrast of the black and white and its petite, simple lines.  

This sofa from Dorya Interiors makes white upholstery pop with midnight blue accents.

This pretty chair with light gray piping and a clean white slipcover offer more of a subtle contrast.

Clean, handsome navy with white piping.

Jenny from LGN had her Baker sofa reupholstered in a gorgeous green velvet with contrast welting.  What a fun, bold choice!

For an overall neutral look with a surprise pop of color I love this gray with neon yellow piping, which make such a fresh combination.

So fresh: crisp lime green and white.

Graphic black welting toughens up pretty blush.




  1. I'm reupholstering 2 chairs whose backs widen out as they go from seat to top, in a navy blue with white shapes fabric. I'm definitely using piping, but not sure what color to use to outline the dramatic lines of these chairs. Looking for suggestions --


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