Herringbone vs Chevron

Know the difference between Herringbone Vs Chevron

You may come across these patterns when choosing the flooring or wall tiles in your renovation journey. Somehow they look similar, but they are not. Herringbone? Chevron? Aren’t they the same pattern?


Named after the herring fish for its resemblance to the bone structure, Herringbone has become one of the most popular patterns for floors and walls. Homeowners love it because of its uniformity as it adds the sense of balance as well as being aesthetically pleasing to a space. What makes Herringbone unique is that the pattern is made up of equal, rectangular size and the way it is arranged in staggered zig zag pattern which creates this beautiful, simple yet elegant design.

An obvious way to introduce this pattern is to include them in your kitchen and/or bathroom. To avoid sense of overwhelming, highlight one of the walls as a focal point. You can also design in a way that it gives an impression of bigger space by contrasting between Herringbone and a painted surface.


Not be confused with a similar pattern, the chevron which the zigzag pattern looks like the letter “V” with each side meeting at the point without staggering each other. This results a seamless pattern that is commonly used as backsplashes, flooring or as a decor.

To go for a modern look, use a light wood to create a Scandinavian-style which adds on the warm and cozy atmosphere to your room. Not only you can use Chevron pattern on the floor, but also as a decorative accessories such as a chevron patterned cushion.

To make your room pop, try mix and match the shades, colours. Need help with that? Contact Spaceology Interior today where we make your ideas into reality!












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