Trend We Love: Soft-Hued Paint and Wallpaper
Paint and wallpaper embrace natural hues—from soft and pink to warm and woodsy.
Pantone’s colour of the year for 2019 is Living Coral, a bright yet soft hue that stems from nature. Used in the newest paints, wallpapers and even wall tiles makes colours and prints that are deep, nourishing and delightfully energetic.
Reach out and touch that wall. The Subway Lab collection (from $9.95 per square foot) by Spanish ceramics label Wow is a series of tactile tiles that are both architectural and organic, from Dome in ice white to Stripes in graphite stone. juliantile.com
Sherwin-Williams’s 2019 colour of the year is Cavern Clay ($43 per gallon), a rosy terracotta inspired by the American Southwest. Think hues that coat high plains and deep canyons, dusty leather and sun-bleached textiles… and something you might find on a Georgia O’Keeffe canvas. sherwin-williams.com
Into the Woods
Bring forest bathing indoors with Bolta’s Wicked Woods (price on request). Dreamy and atmospheric, the vinyl wall covering comes in shades like dark Moonlight and shimmery Oz Dust that mimic light filtered through trees. crownwallpaper.com
Newwall’s latest wallpaper collection is a collaboration with artist Laura Berger, who’s inspired by human interaction with and within nature. The whimsical pieces are a romp upon the wall in iterations called Field Nude and Field Warm. newwall.com
Of Farrow and Ball’s nine new paint colours, the happiest is Rangwali (from $110 per gallon). An exotic pink, it is named for the Holi festival of colours in India, during which brilliantly hued powders are thrown in giddy celebration. farrow-ball.com
Designer’s Pick: Super Fly
“This wallpaper is simply stunning—the look of hand-embroidered cranes flying against a deep emerald sky is so moody and dramatic. I also love the Eastern motifs mixed with a more modern design.” —Aly Velji of Alykhan Velji Designs, Calgary
Flight series by Phillip Jeffries (price on request), phillipjeffries.com