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WALLPAPER: COLE & SON FOUNDATION COLLECTION – influenced by architectural building materials and reclaimed surfaces

The Foundation collection is influenced by architectural building materials and reclaimed surfaces. Materials such as metal, timber, marble and concrete provide inspiration for the collection. The designs are a fusion of new ideas and prints from the extensive Cole & Son archive.

The Crackle wallpaper design features an array of distressed and weathered crackled paint effects ranging from bleached paintwork to luxurious and exuberant gilded surfaces. Colour-ways include White Cream, Light Blue, Duck Egg & Gold, Ink Blue, Silver, Gold and Bronze.

Cole&Son - Foundation - Crackle - 92-1001 HR

This design has a vintage, tarnished copper panel effect combining rusting metal colours in a manner reminiscent of stripped walls and old paint work. Colour-ways include White & Grey, Plaster, Metal Rust, Charcoal & Silver and Copper & Greens.

Cole&Son - Foundation - Salvage - 92-11053 HR

A wallpaper design incorporating reclaimed tiles creating the appearance of a vintage foxed mirror. Unusual printing techniques were incorporated with the use of foil and transparent ink creating the reflective effect. Colour-ways include Silver, Grey and Golden Bronze.

Cole&Son - Foundation - Antique Mirror - 92-2009 HR


A carefully designed wallpaper pattern, created to resemble an industrial surface. Colour-ways include Light Grey, Charcoal Grey, Cork and Yellow.

Cole&Son - Foundation - Concrete - 92-3012 HR

A stylish, vintage wallpaper design from the 1950’s. A colourful pattern that incorporates a tweed texture on a solid background, this design would suit a feature wall for maximum impact. Colour-ways include White, Brown, Black & White, Yellow & Orange, Blue and Red.

Cole&Son - Foundation - Tweed - 92-4017 HR


A hand drawn wood grain effect wallpaper pattern with an industrial edge, available in mostly neutral tones. Colour-ways include Grey & Grey, Drift Wood, Oak, Walnut, Dark Brown, White, Inky Blue and Black & White.

Cole&Son - Foundation - Wood Grain - 92-5024 HR


An impressive trompe l’oeil style stone block pattern, accurately replicating the illusion of masonry. One of Cole & Son’s popular historic wallpaper prints, this design is printed in a selection of colour-ways including White, Grey, Sandstone, Black and Pink Grey.

Cole&Son - Foundation - Stone Block - 92-6032 HR

Replicating a large slab of marble, this striking wallpaper pattern is available in White, Grey & White, Green and Black colour-ways.

Cole&Son - Foundation - Marble - 92-7035 HR

A small-scale wallpaper pattern, this woven design is from the Cole & Son archive and imitates a straw-like texture. Colour-ways include White, Grey, Oatmeal, Black and Red.

Cole&Son - Foundation - Weave - 92-9042 HR