How to make African patterns with AI tools

What are African patterns exactly?

African patterns are a vibrant shout-out to the continent’s cultural richness, each telling its own story. They’re a peek into the continent’s history, identity, and emotional landscape, inspiring creators and dreamers everywhere. Their splash of color and energy is more than just a trend passing through the fashion scene, as it’s steadily growing in popularity. Style enthusiasts across the globe are now waving these lively patterns into their collections to represent a perfect blend of tradition and modern flair that captivates anyone who can really appreciate them.

Today, I will show you how to create breathtaking African patterns in seconds. Yeah, you heard me. What used to take hours of work can now be done in just a few minutes with the Freepik AI tools. Let me tell you how.

How to create African patterns with AI

Our main idea is to create African patterns from scratch. Freepik’s AI image generator will be your starting point. If you haven’t tried it yet, we forgive you and invite you to start today. You’ll see that it’s an exceptional tool that simplifies your work massively.

Log in with your account and start by typing in a prompt like “A (yellow, orange, green, purple, red, blue) African pattern with geometrical shapes on a textile sofa cover” and you will get an endless list of ready-made African patterns for textile sofa covers.African patterns image 1

Imagine you want to filter your results by a specific African pattern style, such as the Ankara one. Edit your prompt to: “A (yellow, orange, green, purple, red, blue) African pattern with (ankara style) on a textile sofa cover” to get images like this one, matching your new style:African patterns on sofaImpressive, right? And remember, you can edit the prompt as many times as needed to find exactly what you’re looking for. For example, I just changed colors and got these new images:

African patterns on sofa different colors

You can generate these images in different formats and use them on any social media platform.

African patterns in different formats

Now that you’ve found your ideal African pattern, here you have got a few interesting options for your next steps:

  • Save your creation and work on it later on.
  • Use this prompt to generate more images.
  • Download and share it.
  • Experiment with it using all our AI tools.

Reimagine your images with African patterns

In this case, I’ll go with my fav feature, Reimagine, to explore many styles and infinite variations of my image.

African patterns with Reimagine

This tool give me a prompt to edit in all its parts and make me choose the level of imagination I want to use for my creations too – images are super-fast and, if you’re a Premium user like me, you get an exciting infinite scrolling.

Here I changed the initial prompt to “A yellow, purple, red, green, orange, and black sofa with Ankara patterns against a minimalist light yellow background.” setting the style to Vintage, for example.

African patterns with Reimagine

But you can go wild here and use Reimagine to envision anything you’d like to see with African patterns. I tried changing “sofa” to “bag,” and this is what I got:

African patterns with Reimagine

If you’re working on new designs for a client who loves coffee as much as I do, you can even present your African pattern on coffee mugs by editing the prompt once more.African patterns on more coffee mugs

Before AI, aligning these geometric shapes and choosing the right colors and shades would have taken hours. Here, it took us 30 seconds, and I’m not kidding.

The beauty of AI tools is that they are fun to work with, and with Freepik, all AI tools are accessible to everyone.

Wrapping it up

So, we started with a simple prompt for a sofa with an African pattern and ended up generating bags and coffee mugs with similar patterns in different styles, shapes, and colors. What we’ve created is just a taste of what you could easily use for a fashion or interior design magazine or even a brochure with a vibrant new collection of coffee mugs for a store.

Find out more about how to use our AI tools on the product updates page.