It’s fair to say that we’ve all been through a challenging and anxious time for much of this year. However, as a positive side effect of lockdown, many of us have had time to pause, reflect and live more simply.
With our slower pace of life we’ve immersed ourselves in ancient woodland, roamed through rolling meadows, and meandered along beaches – rediscovering our appreciation of nature, as the seasons change.
Our sense of awe at the beauty of the changing light has filtered through into our atmospheric new line: Horizon – a range of tonally graduated wallpaper inspired by light fluctuations.
As with all our collections, with Horizon we’ve used colour to evoke a mood. In exploring the transience of light – at dusk or dawn, on fair days or in stormy times, through the seasons – we’ve created six core colour variations, from the freshness and serenity of a mist-shrouded field to the dynamic tonal shifts of a more dramatic climate and landscape.
Our sophisticated Taupe Horizon explores the perfect shade of neutral brown in a gentle gradient, from deep to delicate. The overall effect of Taupe is reminiscent of a view over fields of threshed wheat stubble, with the autumnal mist ascending.
The inspiration for this colour palette was that gorgeous early evening moment when – although the sun has gone down – there’s still a remnant of luminosity in the sky. Starting with an icy shade that passes through forest-like teal and into velvety ink, Deep Blue is peaceful and calm and also reminds us of swimming underwater, with the deepening shades of the ocean.
Off White is the airiest and most subtle option in our Horizon line-up. A perfect dove grey gradually fades into an understated antique linen shade, capturing the ethereal quality of an illuminated fog as it descends, or the intensity of light that often occurs before a flurry of snow.
There’s a wonderful freshness and purity to the tones of Horizon in Pale Blue. Our colour palette was inspired by the gradual shift in hues, when gazing over the distant horizon on a bluebird day. There’s also a resemblance to the milky aquamarine waters of the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, diffused by rising vapour.
Reminiscent of sunny walks through fields of rippling barley, our Ochre colourway will bring a hazy golden warmth to interiors.
There’s a real intensity to Carbon – we wanted to explore the gradient from bitter chocolate through velvety mole grey with red and violet undertones. Atmospheric and electrifying, the hues found in Carbon were borrowed from dramatic landscapes: the point where a moody sky dissolves into an expanse of choppy sea, diffused by a filter of sea fret; or the purple-brown of heather-clad hills beneath a brooding cloud.
If you love the graduated ombré effect of Horizon but you’d prefer it in an alternative colour palette then please contact us. Our customisation service means that we can tweak many of our designs, just for you and your project.
Horizon is digitally printed onto a softly embossed material with a texture reminiscent of linen.
Supplied as a 12 metre roll (4 x 3 metre panels), the product can be trimmed to fit wall widths and ceiling heights and applied with the lighter tone at the top and turning to dark or in reverse, according to your preference.
Please email us if you’d like more advice on Horizon – firstname.lastname@example.org