New Year, New wave

After a busy few weeks checking out some fabulous new collections at the trade shows in Frankfurt, Paris and London I'm excited to share some of our trend forecasts for the coming year. We've chosen some exceptional patterns and prints to excite and inspire your walls for the seasons ahead.

Starting with…

TEXTURE 
Textured vinyl wallpapers are very modern, versatile and provide an interesting and stylish backdrop with finishes from natural wicker, grasscloths, terrazzo marbling to faux fur and warm woods. The natural colour schemes make for a tranquil atmosphere.

GREENERY
Not surprisingly green is still very much a colour on the radar. Positive and relaxing, easy to live with and so versatile too from the softest of peppermint to the deepest, darkest forest. A calming shade for any room in the house (not just for walls - try painting the woodwork too). Add your own plantation of leafy foliage, great for air purifying as well as stylishly on trend.

BOHEMIAN SPIRIT
For the relaxed, non conformist who also likes maximalist interiors. Rich colours, reds and purples, add some oriental hot pinks, fringes, floor cushions, rugs, brass lanterns... Get the picture!

BOLD & BLOUSY
An oversized wallpaper design, such as big and blousy florals create a statement 'boutique hotel' inspired interior that's both fun and extrovert.

IN THE PINK
We're all loving the colour pink in all it's guises from ballerina, nude, salmon, to retro Barbie. Choose rose pink for a calming influence to wherever it sits. Not just for girls either!

TROPICAL HEAT
Still hot to trot is the tropical trend  - it's here to stay for a while longer. Oversized palms, cheese plants, jungle prints, cacti, succulents, popping yellows and oranges-fiesta fun from dawn 'til dusk!

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It's going to be another exciting year at wallpaperdirect. We're always delighted to see your new schemes so don't forget to stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. 

The secret is out! 

The new 9 Farrow and Ball colours have been revealed!

I went along to the event showcasing the 9 new exciting colours from Farrow & Ball – there’s always great excitement to see what the team have produced and to see the new colour stories. I know there’s so much work that goes into the production a new colour collection so I was very intrigued to experience the event and I wasn’t disappointed! I found myself in the gigantic sized bird box sitting in a birds nest with the egg! Painted in De Nimes. This quietly elegant blue feels wonderfully down to earth, it is inspired by the cloth of everyday workwear originally made in Nimes. Not a colour
I'm likely to forget.
 
I loved seeing the different immersive environments designed to show off the new palette.
My favourite has to be Bancha. A wonderful mid-century green, a darker version of the archive
colour Olive. Named after Japanese tea leaves, it provided a feeling of security – it sits perfectly with the Fabulous Shouchikubai wallpaper in Theron, School House White, and Jitney,
exclusively available to purchase from wallpaperdirect.com.
 
My favourite name of a paint colour in this collection is Sulking Room Pink – a warm muted rose shade is evocative of the colours used in boudoirs, a room original named after the French ‘bouder’ to sulk.
A new great name to sit alongside the classics such as 'Elephants Breath’ and ‘Pigeon’
 
Bravo Farrow and Ball now there’s a good name!
 
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Check out the new collection at designerpaint.com