Farrow & Ball's New Wallpaper Line Is Old School Design-Meets-New School Colors

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It's no secret that we're fans of Farrow & Ball's paints, but we're also all about the U.K.-based company's new collection of 25 wallpapers. These beautiful patterns are the farthest thing from the fuddy-duddy florals in your grandma's house — they've all got metallic pizazz with silvers, golds, and coppers infused into them.

While some patterns favor the bold home decorators out there (think: a black-and-gold art deco pattern inspired by Alan Turing's Enigma codebreaking machine), others are a little subtler with just a touch of sparkle (like Amime, a quiet pattern inspired by the "space between netting," which is the Japanese meaning of its name).

There are nine patterns to choose from, and each comes in multiple colors taken directly from Farrow & Ball's paint lines — they're printed with water-based paint on recyclable paper sourced from sustainable forests. (That's right, there's no need to feel guilty about this wallpaper's environmental impact.)

See the nine patterns below, but check out the website for the full range of hues. Prices start at $250 for a 32.8-foot-long, 21-inch-high roll.

1. Amime

2. Bamboo

3. Enigma

4. Gable

5. Ringwold

6. Tourbillon

7. Yukutori

8. Lotus

9. Tessella


Stefanie is a New York–based writer and editor. She has served on the editorial staffs of Architectural Digest, ARTnews, and Oyster.com, a TripAdvisor company, before setting out on her own as a freelancer. Her beats include architecture, design, art, travel, science, and history, and her words have appeared in Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, Popular Science, Mental Floss, Galerie, Jetsetter, and History.com, among others. In another life, she'd be a real estate broker since she loves searching for apartments and homes.

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