Graham & Brown Color of the Year 2022

Graham & Brown Color of the Year 2022

Graham & Brown has announced Breathe, a tranquil blue shade, as its Color of the Year for 2022, and Restore, a patterned design with wild botanicals, as its Wallpaper of the Year.

The colors and patterns we thoughtfully select for our walls plays an important role, serving as the backdrop to how we live within our homes.

As we continue to explore the color predictions for the coming year, one company sets  themselves apart from the crowd with its own wallpaper and color of the year announcement. Continue reading “Graham & Brown Color of the Year 2022”

Dutch Boy Color of the Year 2019

Paint brand Dutch Boy just announced their 2019 Color of the Year and it’s (drumroll, please) Garden Patch (326-5DB). It’s accompanied by three eight-color design palettes—Homestead, Studio and Sanctuary—that embody a happier, more empathetic country seeking greater peace and understanding while celebrating diversity at the same time.

The color, shown above, is inspired by nature and is reminiscent of Pantone’s Color of the Year from 2017: Greenery, but softer and less yellowy in tone. Continue reading “Dutch Boy Color of the Year 2019”

Wallpaper: Like Light on the Horizon

I’m crushing on the Aurora Collection of nonrepeating wallcoverings by Calico Wallpaper. This ephemeral collection features luminescent ombré washes is 16 colorways.

Calico Wallpaper was founded in Brooklyn, New York in 2013 by creative and life-partners Rachel and Nick Cope. Their process combines artisanal methods from the decorative arts with innovative digital technologies. The result is an entirely customized and non-repeating wall mural.

Inspired by horizons at dawn and the phenomena of light, new Aurora papers are meant to immerse viewers in waves and washes of color.

Building upon research into the Japanese and Turkish arts of Suminagashi and Ebru that went into creating its inaugural collections, the Calico team continued to explore the art of fabric dying. Mosler creates Aurora by hand by suspending mineral pigments, such as ultramarine and indigo, in liquid and transferring them onto organic linen. The texture of the linen lends depth, and the pigments allow it to achieve a glow that appears to come from within the material.

The 16 patterns include the popular blue-green Bayou, dawn-like Ray, and cerulean-tinged Tulum. The collection was inspired by the couple’s international travels, particularly the time they spent at the artist residency Villa Lena in Italy.

The Type II wallcoverings are customized to fit project dimensions and appears seamless when installed. The maximum width of panels is 52”. Priced at $32 per square foot.