Farrow & Ball launch Japanese-inspired wallpaper collection

The latest wallpaper collection from the paint and paper experts at Farrow & Ball celebrates age-old ties between British and Japanese design.


Farrow & Ball's much-loved signature colourways are all here, ranging from soft neutrals and earthy tones, to striking brights and metallics. Choose from moody Japanese-inspired Stiffkey Blue or Off-Black, or add softer tones with Studio Green, Castle Gray, or the latest neutrals, Ammonite and Purbeck Stone.

The intricate Japanese-inspired designs are both contemporary and traditional, and block printed. Organic shapes dance off the traditionally-painted ground papers, creating texture - when you run your hands over them the paint feels quite thick, enhancing the natural forms and patterns of the designs. 


£90 for a 10m roll: Amime means the space between netting, is a textured, woven design (pictured here: Amime BP4403)

Introducing bold colours into homes can be daunting, even before adding pattern to the mix. Rooms lacking in natural light can prove challenging to decorate, but darker colours and patterns actually work well in these spaces.

"By using a stronger tone you embrace what nature has given you and turn the room into a more dramatic and unexpected space. Our Amime (BP4405) wallpaper combines our new navy, Stiffkey Blue, and black, to create a richly-coloured wallpaper that intensifies and looks amazing in small, dark rooms," explains Charlotte Cosby, head of creative at Farrow & Ball.

Although some of the colourways are bold, Cosby insists the organic nature of the designs have an easy-to-live with quality. Rooted in nature, the four patterns have been inspired by gracefully flying birds, flowing waves, Oriental flowers and woven fisherman's nets. 


(Left) If you want to be more creative, and do something a bit different in your city home, try papering the panels of a door. This creates a really unique design feature that has a very contemporary feel

"Yukutori (above, right), for example, is a simple flowing pattern with groups of birds gracefully flying across the paper. Rooted in nature it will create a calm feel in any room, the soft pink colourway (BP4302) in particular would create a very relaxing bedroom," suggests Crosby.

The new wallpapers are available to purchase from September 1st, 2014. Visit farrow-ball.com.

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