The impact of reversing the background and print colours in a pattern
Most of our patterns have a white background. However, reversing the colors can have a massive impact on the look of the wallpaper. It tends to make the wallpaper bolder and lets the detailing in the pattern stand out more.
Take for example our Safari pattern above. You can see the detailing within the pattern much more when the Neutral 1 is the background. This pattern is mainly used for nurseries so it is a great option to use a color as the background and white to complement it. By having a color instead of a shade as the main element it means fewer marks that would have to clean off to keep the white pristine.
The zig zag stripe pattern in light grey as see above is one of our most popular patterns. People tend to use white as the dominant hue because it’s a safe option and something that is easy to blend in with their colour scheme. However, making a color more dominant over a shade would only enhance it and add substance to the room. Next time you are looking at one of our patterns do not be afraid to try it with a color as the background. If you would like to see any colorways send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell us the pattern name and the colors from our color chart. From there we will send you a digital mockup of what the colors look like.