But there's something that separates the latest patterns from the chintz and botanical prints of the past, and I had to reach back to my days in college Art History classes to define it. There's a "painterly" quality to this floral style, where the focus is less on realist perfection and more on an artistic impression, brushstrokes and all. The style started popping up on runways all the way back in 2010, but it's really making its way into the home market now.
Another characteristic of the newest floral prints: super-saturated hues, like a Van Gogh. Take a peek at a few examples below to see what I mean.
More florals in design