Posts Tagged ‘colorways’

Two Different Numbers, Two Different Colorways

January 4, 2021


This homeowner bought her wallpaper before I came out to measure.  Like many, she bought too little.  I told her to order another double roll bolt, and to be sure it was from the same run, so it would be the same exact color as the paper she already had.

When the paper came in, she checked the run numbers, and they were all the same. Too bad she didn’t also check the pattern numbers.  That one last digit on the end makes the difference between the blue background and the orange background.

Since I couldn’t use the bolt with the orange background, we didn’t have that extra double material that I wanted.  I did a lot of math and plotting and figuring how to get an extra strip out the bolts, and to still have enough for the fur downs and under the vanity.

In the end, I got ‘er done.  Do a Search on the words “koi pond” to see pics.

(This post was originally written in January 2018.)

Wallpaper Sample Books & Sample Photos

July 26, 2012

Most wallpaper books show actual samples of their papers, full size. There are usually several colorways of each pattern.

In addition, there are often “companion papers” placed next to one another, showing papers that are designed to complement each other and might be used in combination – for instance, a paisley in the sink room of a bathroom and a coordinating stripe in the tub room.

What’s most important, though, is the photographs manufacturers put in their books, showing the paper in an actual room setting, so you can see the full pattern (which may not be visible in the small sample in the book), its scale, and how it might look in your own home.