Colonial is Coming

The Colonials are coming!

The young United States was rich in color and design, receiving the finest of goods from across Europe. Read on to discover just how much those décor classics are still vibrantly viable today.

 

Botanicals and Naturals: In the American colonies herb gardens, raw wood finishes and pewter ware were valued for function. Today we prize their ingenious simplicity of practical design and admire its beautiful partnership, combining industrial texture and organic warmth.

Dining table, art and kitchen storage all historic originals. ‘Solomon’s Seal’ pattern from the Colonial Williamsburg collection for York.

 

Historic Color: Heirloom colors such as Williamsburg’s ‘Russ Green’ are as on trend, now as ever. Richly sophisticated nuanced shades compliment today’s natural wood and support the trending mix of repurposed with modern.

Colonial foyer, authentic period fabric, glassware from ICFF 2017 and ‘Tanjib Embroidery’ from the Colonial Williamsburg III collection for York.

 

Classic Americana: Famous for cupolas, shutters and salt box houses, Colonial architecture and interiors embody classic Americana. York Wallcoverings has created homage to such distinctive design with pattern ‘Garden Follies’.

Door hinges, cloth and cupola are all historic originals. ‘Garden Follies’ is from the Colonial Williamsburg III collection for York.

 

A “Tail” of Tapestries: Images of exotic animals and tropical fruits were décor’s supporting player in woven and accessories for the status conscious in Colonial society. Today, these motifs maintain their exotic flavor, and are equally strong in statement.

Bedroom and fabric is authentic Colonial; dining room is Kips Bay Showhouse 2017. ‘Braganza’ pattern is from the Colonial Williamsburg II collection for York.

 

With the return of Chippendale chairs, burnished metal finishes, raw wood surfaces and our desire to hold onto our heritage while making it our own for a new generation, the revival of the timeless beauty of Colonial design is about to take center stage; where trend meet tradition.

 

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DwellStudio

 

York Wallcoverings is pleased to announce their most recent collaboration with modern mix masters DwellStudio.
Smart, playful and au courant, this sophisticated medley of animal, vegetable, and mineral print offerings are much more than wallpaper; they personify the effortless flair of individual style.

Esher

Pattern Esher is at play in the field of physics; alive with dimensionality. This is mad science at its stylish finest. Balanced by subtle monochromatic tonality, it creates the look of a texture; or is it a geometric pattern? What do you see, besides beauty?

 

Oaxaca

Sophisticated and sublimely unique, Otomi-inspired folk pattern Oaxaca is reimagined in lofty silhouette. Created in our exclusive Sculpted Surface process, which mimics the look of an artisanal hand painting, it honors tradition by its reinvention for modern spaces.

 

Medici Marble

The architecture of classical design is inspired by the cool sophistication inherent in marble. Pattern Medici Marble incorporates the elevated status of this iconic sculptural cornerstone and redefines it as contemporary lux in unexpected color combined with matte metallic.

 

Plume

With a train of tail feathers draped across colorfully blooming branches, this bold flock of hens and peacocks acts as an anchor to a saturated ground of marvelously fresh color. Pattern Plume does what great design should; reinvent and reinterpret fearlessly.

DwellStudio design is an unexpected blend of style and personality which represents the modern signature of a life well lived. Find them at retailers across the country. www.yorkwall.com

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YWC Color of the Year 2017: Lunar Gray

All fashion images found on Pinterest; all wallpapers courtesy of www.yorkwall.com

Lunar Gray

Adaptable master of reflected light, like her namesake the moon, Lunar Gray is as natural as stone, architectural as concrete and as adaptable as her nearest companion color. This gray’s strong presence somehow soothes the senses and always keeps her cool with an air of subtle mystery.

As industrial style continues to flourish and organics still dominate both textural and color applications, gray emerges as a companion to both warm and cool palettes, as only this color changeling can.

 

All fashion images found on Pinterest; all wallpapers courtesy of www.yorkwall.com

Greenery

Pantone sparks spring with color “greenery” for 2017. This shade is clean, bold and full of the promise of reawakening and reinvention. Reminiscent of fresh grass, it gets a sophisticated urban lift when partnered with lunar gray.

 

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Poised Taupe

Sherwin Williams touches taupe with a cast of dusty purple in this 2017 mink-meets-violet combination of subtle elegance. Easy to use and easier to love, this runway-worthy shading leaves us wanting more. Pair “poised taupe” with gray and the color lines begin to blur, with beautiful results.

 

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Shadow

Benjamin Moore takes a risk with the deepest color of the year for 2017. Breathtaking and formal, it makes a grand entrance, as navy casts gather warmth in velvety reds and rich vineyard hues. Pairing “shadow” with raw natural elements and gray tends to lessen its reserve.

 

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