Jane Dagmi1 Comment

COLOR INSPIRATION FROM THE V&A ARCHIVES

Jane Dagmi1 Comment
COLOR INSPIRATION FROM THE V&A ARCHIVES
Courtesy Thames & Hudson

Courtesy Thames & Hudson

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.

This CMYK color grid goes with the C.F.A. Voysey 1918 textile just below.  © 2018 Victoria and Albert Museum/Thames & Hudson Ltd, London

This CMYK color grid goes with the C.F.A. Voysey 1918 textile just below. © 2018 Victoria and Albert Museum/Thames & Hudson Ltd, London

This is the one-page article from the Fall 2018 issue of  Designers Today .

This is the one-page article from the Fall 2018 issue of Designers Today.

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