Amelia Thorpe rounds up the latest wallpapers and paint colours.
The Fabric Collective (pictured above) is a textile lover’s treasure trove, filled with hand-blocked and screen-printed natural fabrics by designers including Penny Morrison, Inchyra, Rapture & Wright and Lake August. This month sees the opening of its wallpaper studio at its shop at 9, Langton Street, Chelsea, SW10, devoted to paper designs by its talented designers
Annie Sloan’s velvety, ultra-matt chalk paints designed to work well on furniture without priming or sanding. New additions include Oxford Navy, inspired, says Annie, by ‘the ink of generations of students’ fountain pens’, and a deep Athenian Black. The armoire here shows both shades mixed to create an ombré effect, lightened with Old White as the colour drifts to the top, with half-height wall in Oxford Navy. From £5.95 for 120ml.
New from Little Greene is Intelligent Satinwood, a water-based, completely washable wood paint with a 30%–35% sheen level, suitable for painting kitchen cabinets and wooden furniture. It’s shown here in Flint 236, £72 for 2.5 litres, and is also available in a full range of other Intelligent washable finishes.
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Neptune’s new navy, so dark it’s almost black, provides a dramatic backdrop or a dash of bold contrast to a lighter colour. £38 for 2.5 litre matt emulsion, from Neptune.
Susie Watson Designs’ collection of gentle paint colours includes Warm Seas, which blends well with linen, wood and other natural hues. £32 for 2.5 litres water-based emulsion.
Artist Angie Lewin is known for her exquisite prints, inspired by the natural flora of the British Isles. Clover wallpaper in Mid-Blues, £66 per 10m roll, is based on a linocut design, printed in the UK using water-based inks and paper from sustained forests. Find them at St Jude’s.
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