Mad About Plaid

Plaid is one of those patterns that will always be in style….it’s timeless, trendy, and fun. With so many variations and types of plaid, there’s sure to be one that fits your style! We love to incorporate this pattern into many of our designs, as it can be both masculine and feminine when paired with additional colors and fabrics.

We’ve rounded up our 6 favorite (and generally most popular) plaids!

Read below to see how familiar you are with these patterned picks, and learn how to tell them apart.


Windowpane Plaid:

This plaid is very easy to identify and looks as it sounds…thin lines equally spaced create a “windowpane  effect” with the negative space creating large squares.


Gingham Plaid:

A type of checkered plaid where the checkers are all square, and can be found in many colors. Very similar to the Buffalo plaid/check, but the squares are smaller.

Tartan Plaid:

This pattern consists of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours, usually with darker greens, and is associated with Scotland. The Black Watch tartan is particularly popular (shown on left).


Tattersall Plaid:

A check or plaid woven with evenly spaced thin lines, creating small squares in the negative spaces. Typically with two alternating colors on a lighter background.


Glen Plaid:

A woven twill design with large and small checks, usually in neutrals colors…also known as the Prince of Wales Check.


Madras Plaid:

This fun and bright plaid is commonly described as a pattern with multiple colors and varying line widths.


Are you mad about plaid?

Let us know in the comments sections which plaid is your favorite!

1 Comment

  1. Posted by Ken Lewis

    Fantastic description of the variation and versatility of plaid. We featured this on the Studio Designer social channels, as we so frequently do your blogs. View our mentions of your blog on Studio Designer’s Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/StudioWebware/posts/1858308944182999 – and Twitter – https://twitter.com/studiowebware/status/871037511849492480.

    Posted June 5, 2017 at 11:51 am | Reply

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