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Paisley Designs

Updated on October 8, 2014

Paisley Clothing | Paisley Home Decor | Paisley Purses and More

I like to say that paisley is my favorite color. I love paisley that much! I also love plaid, but that's another article.

Paisley is a kidney-shaped teardrop or droplet shape with decorative designs inside. Paisley is also known as "Persian pickles" and "Welsh pears."

Paisley designs can be found in clothing, purses, home decor items like throw pillows, bed sheets, and drapes, wall decals, and so much more. Paisley designs come in all colors so there is something for everyone.

For people who like solid colors and say less is more, I say paisley is more!

Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

Paisley Designs in Fabric - Paisley Designs Are Lovely Against a Solid Sofa or Bedspread

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Paisley in warm tones. Photos by Peggy Hazelwood.Classic red bandana with paisley designs.A tablecloth full of paisley designs.
Paisley in warm tones. Photos by Peggy Hazelwood.
Paisley in warm tones. Photos by Peggy Hazelwood.
Classic red bandana with paisley designs.
Classic red bandana with paisley designs.
A tablecloth full of paisley designs.
A tablecloth full of paisley designs.

Paisley By Any Other Name

The paisley shape resembles a

twisted teardrop or curvy triangle.

Paisley is also referred to as Welsh pear

and Persian pickle depending on what

part of the country or world you come from.

Fairy with Paisley Wings by the Graphics Fairy
Fairy with Paisley Wings by the Graphics Fairy

Use Paisley Clip Art

Paisley Can Be Perfect in Arts and Crafts Projects

Paisley clip art can give your arts and crafts projects a subtle beauty. The intricate design of paisley like on this fairy's wings looks lush and beautiful. Visit The Graphics Fairy to download this clip art for free.

Two more beautiful paisley clip designs are provided by VintageFeedsacks. The paisley designs are in black and white and very intricate.

Graphics Image Shown Here Courtesy of The Graphics Fairy.

Pillow Perfect Indoor/Outdoor Paisley Corded Throw Pillow, 18.5-Inch, Starlight, Set of 2
Pillow Perfect Indoor/Outdoor Paisley Corded Throw Pillow, 18.5-Inch, Starlight, Set of 2

I think these pillows in paisley fabric would make a brown or tan sofa pop. Look at the subtle but striking design! I just love it!


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This author, Peggy Hazelwood, participates in Amazon, eBay, All Posters, and other affiliate advertising programs. When you click an advertising link on this page and make a purchase, I receive a small percent of the sale. Thank you for reading this far!

Do you like paisley like I like paisley?

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    • delia-delia profile image


      6 years ago

      Yes I have a 'paisley gene'...I'm always drawn to it...nice lens!

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      6 years ago

      Persian Pickles - I like that and had never heard it before now. Yes, I like paisley too.

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      6 years ago

      Oh yes, I certainly do, especially for a nice scarf.

    • darciefrench lm profile image

      darciefrench lm 

      6 years ago

      Paisley even sounds pretty :)

    • curious0927 profile image


      6 years ago

      I have always love Paisley! It always seemed like the "rich people" I lived near had paisley somewhere in the house, but I have more fun coloring it! Thanks for yet another great lens!Blessed!

    • Gayle Mclaughlin profile image


      6 years ago from McLaughlin

      My bridesmaids dresses were paisley! I am so excited paisley is coming back!


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