Combining Colour - 'London Wallpapers V'

 

Marketing Director, Ruth Mottershead

 

Our Marketing Director, Ruth Mottershead has selected two colour combinations to help you use some of the designs from our new wallpaper collection 'London Wallpapers V' within your home.

 

Marketing Director, Ruth Mottershead

 

Ruth says: 'Combining paint and wallpaper can sometimes feel quite difficult, particularly when using bolder designs. When you browse the wallpapers in one of our books, we always give three coordinating colours that you can use with each colourway, these are sometimes colours used within the design or complementary tones picked to create harmonious combinations.'

 

Carlton House Terrace - Pompon

 

Carlton House Terrace - Blue Plume

 

Carlton House Terrace - Pompon

 

Carlton House Terrace is a flamboyant peacock feather design, this wallpaper was found in the attics of 18 Carlton House Terrace, a beautiful stucco-faced London town house overlooking The Mall. Originally machine-printed in green on a yellow background, the surface-printed technique used to recreate it accurately reflects the feel of the original, whilst a judicious splash of colour in the feather provides something on which to anchor.

To create an impactful scheme, Ruth suggests using 'Ceviche,' 'Middle Buff' and 'Marine Blue.'

 

Carlton House Terrace - Pompon

 

For something a little more subtle, try a pairing of grey with an off white for a delicate contrast. 'Serpentine,' 'Cool Arbour' and 'Wood Ash' compliment the blue tones within the paper. Wood Ash is an off-white which is ideal for ceilings and walls in warm rooms.

 

 

 

Brodsworth - Consort

 

 

Brodsworth - Consort

 

Brodsworth - Consort

 

Brodsworth is a lively and engaging design featuring striking birds and delicate floral motifs. Slightly raised and incorporating rich gilding detail, the pattern was originally designed to imitate stamped leather. Based on early 18th century French textiles and furnishings, encompassing panels, scrolls and cross hatching, this wallpaper was found at Brodsworth Hall in South Yorkshire. An elegant, Victorian home, it was built between 1861–1863, privately owned and inhabited until 1990, and has since been conserved by English Heritage. The paper was certainly a family favourite – unusually it was used in both the library and the morning room in reverse colourways, and can still been seen in situ today.

Combine with 'Portland Stone' and 'Portland Stone - Pale' for a feminine scheme that exudes elegance. A highlight of 'Tea with Florence' on skirting or a piece of furniture adds an element of vibrancy.

 

Brodsworth - Consort

 

Brodsworth - Consort

 

For a brighter combination, use alongside 'Hellebore,' a dusky pink, providing the right amount of prominence and sophistication with 'Green Verditer,' a strong colour highlight that instantly adds a playful touch.

 

Lansdowne Walk - Ash

 

Lansdowne Walk - Nordic

 

Lansdowne Walk - Ash

 

Lansdowne Walk is an Arts & Crafts motif in the manner of Voysey, a leading light of the movement who was perhaps more famous as an architect than as a wallpaper designer. Although this colourful wallpaper was removed from a 19th century house in Kensington, its actual design dates it to the early 20th century.

Pair with the sumptuous 'Chocolate Colour,' a deep shade for woodwork and furniture with walls painted in 'Mortar,' a very tranquil backdrop for this strong, colourful design.

 

 

Lansdowne Walk - Ash

 

If you're looking for a colour that will bring instant brightness to a room, combine with the warm golden yellow, 'Mortlake Yellow' and a shade of the same strength such as 'Sage Green,' a muted colour that pairs with the leaves in the design and adds harmony and balance.

 

Lansdowne Walk - Ash

 

Request your London Wallpapers V samples here.

If you are struggling with combining colour or selecting shades for a project, our Colour Consultancy service will guide you through the process. Find out more.