YWC color of the year 2016: Metallic Gold

York has chosen gold, the new star of interiors, as our color of the year. The balancing touch of brilliant shine which began as an accessory obsession has grown to incorporate subtle finishes and updated past incarnations to become home décor’s newest neutral.

Combine gold with everything, transitioning from trend through traditional in warming finishes of brushed gold, rose gold and translucent iridescent. Gold brings a soft welcoming edge to modern and an elegance to everything it touches, so this year why not go for the gold?

York Wallcoverings patterns top to bottom: “Light as a Feather” and “Charma”, “Haven”, “Modern Marble”. All other images found on Pinterest.

Simply White

Although “Simply White” has created a furor as this year’s choice from Benjamin Moore, partner it with gold and watch simple turn sophisticated. Still clean in its fundamental nature, use brushed finishes for warm casual and brass for new contemporary.

York Wallcoverings patterns top to bottom: “Luxury Paisley” and “Kaleidoscope”. All other images found on Pinterest.

Paradise Found

This year, ever elegant Farrow & Ball chooses “Paradise Found”; a silky, dusky hue whose matte-finish presence evokes images of misty moors and shadowed green glades. Enter glimmering gold and watch as ripples of shimmer dance across this shade’s deep pool of saturated sage.

York Wallcoverings patterns top to bottom: “Dotted Paisley” and “Oasis”, “Modern Marble”. All other images found on Pinterest.

Rose Quartz and Serenity

Leave it to Pantone to combine pink and blue in a mix whose partnership is anything but childlike.” Rose Quartz and “Serenity”, while both soothing and translucent, are blended for tones more subtle and interesting that either alone. Here, rose gold’s subtle yet coppery overture glows with the gentle blush of a candle, warming and soothing in complimentary counterpoint.

York Wallcoverings patterns top to bottom: “Tullerie” and “Great Expectations”. All other images found on Pinterest.


York Wallcoverings choice for 2015, Mink, the warm blending of taupe and grey, pairs perfectly with metallic gold. Every shade from rose to brass and iridescent sheer can keep up with the diversity of mink, paring easily with the most organically earthen browns to the sublimely complex velvety greys.

So partner gold’s luxurious depths with all the colors of the year for 2016. And remember, this year as every year, it all starts with the walls!

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High Point Market: Behind the Design

York Wallcoverings wallpaper line will be premiering at High Point Market Oct. 17th in the Salon at Market Square (Booth #7044).  This very prestigious address is often regarded as THE hottest location at market, curated to feature innovation, craftsmanship and leadership in style and design.

York’s focus will be color and trend, showing a beautiful array of innovative wallpaper specialty products and fresh new patterns with the interior designer in mind. Here’s our thinking behind the design.

Top Left to Right: Arabesque, Georgia, Modern Marble, Metallic Cork.  All lifestyle images found on Pinterest.
Top Left to Right: Arabesque, Georgia Mural, Modern Marble, Metallic Cork.  All lifestyle images found on Pinterest.

Color: Blush, Grey, Brushed Brass for soft sophistication

Trending: cork, marbles, soft smoky patterning

Concept: The mural as oversized art

Top Left to Right: Flourish, Onyx, Vintage Tin, Wild Poppies.  All lifestyle images found on Pinterest.
Top Left to Right: Flourish, Onyx, Vintage Tin, Wild Poppies.  All lifestyle images found on Pinterest.

Color: Indigo, Gold, Copper for glamour with a workaday counterpoint

Trending: Dandelion, Geodes, Industrial Metals

Concept: Organic patterning as textural modern geometrics



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Emmy Night

Emmy 2015

Hooray for Hollywood where the brightest stars light up the night with signature style. Fashion takes the forefront so this year’s fashion Emmys go to…..

Kerry Washington, DE8824
Kerry Washington, DE8824

Show Stopping Sheer: Kerry Washington poses in her cocktail length frock by
Marc Jacobs in sheer pewter. Spangle effects and burnished metallic are equally
trending for home décor as Candice Olson printed natural mica chip pattern
‘Grillwork Mica’ can attest.

Laura Prepon, LS6104NA
Laura Prepon, LS6104NA

Bold Bolero: Laura Prepon dazzles with classic Hollywood glamour in chiffon, silk and golden scroll embroidered bolero custom couture from Christian Siriano. Echoing classic luxury of the Far East, just as pattern ‘Damasco’ brings stylized damask and scrolls in luxurious gold to the wall.

Joanna Newsom, AV2801

Cameo Appearance: Haute couture always creates a buzzand Janna Newsome’s gown by Delpozo is no exception.  This cameo combo in blush and coral combines both vintage and modern for edgy sophistication. While pattern ‘Neoclassic Cameo’, inspired from our Archival files, brings the beauty of yesterday to theBoho look of today’s interiors.

Sofia Vergara, WD2925WS
Sofia Vergara, WD2925WS

Love the Lamé: Nothing sizzles like glass bead and no one knows that better than Sophia Vergara as mermaid silhouetted shimmer shows off her famous hourglass figure on the red carpet. Aptly named pattern ‘Pixie’ in beaded sinuous strands on pearlescent ground couldn’t agree more!

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees for Emmy 2015 and remember, anyone can be a star with a bit of talent and theperfect dress. So dress your home for success with beautiful patterns and the inspiring performance of York Wallcoverings.  www.yorkwall.com

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