I wrote about Spectrum: Heritage Patterns and Colors in Designers Today, Fall issue. I love art history and color and fabric, so the attraction was a given. As someone with a new old house who is dreaming up rooms filled with color and pattern, I also saw this book as a great tool. Spectrum features seven centuries of fabric, wallpaper, and archival documents from the V&A Museum. Each textile example is analyzed and explained by interior design specialist Ros Byam Shaw and paired with a proportionate CMYK color reference. This book is a handy and inspiring resource for those with a passion for pattern and color and/or anyone whose livelihood depends on it.
Since we could only fit 2 examples in the article, I wanted to tantalize you more here with a few more examples of pairings.
Spectrum: Heritage Patterns and Colors
By the Victoria and Albert Museum
Published by Thames & Hudson, October 2018
Lead Photo: Color grid for a 1933 furnishing fabric. © 2018 Victoria and Albert Museum/Thames & Hudson Ltd, London