This is a deceptively simple pattern of repeating rectangles.
It manages to be soothing and unagressive,
but yet eye-catching and interesting at the same time.
The alternating shades of gray and brown
are presented in complementary tones
that are only a couple of degrees away
from blending seamlessly into each other.
The tweed-like texture
lends an atmosphere of classic, all-business integrity
while simultaneously hinting at the comfort and style
of one of grandma's handmade quilts.
It is both formal and familiar.
Taken 16 November 2010, Washington, DC.