Calico Wallpaper Introduces Colorwash

New York, New York (December 1, 2021) — Calico Wallpaper is pleased to announce the debut of Colorwash, a bespoke wallpaper collection of beautifully subtle yet impactful backdrops that will transform a room.

Inspired by colors diffused through sun’s rays on a cloudy day, Rachel Cope co-founder and creative director of Calico Wallpaper and her team used soft washes of color with layers of chalk pastels against a textured background to capture the effect of light emerging through particles and establish a sense of depth through the muted tones. The resulting motif is a suspension of serene hues that creates the illusion of light submerged within a veil of mist, immersing the viewer in a haze of color and conveying a sense of transcendence. 

Evoking the moment moonlight emerges within the clouds of the night sky, or when subtle sunlight is wisped through the air, each of Colorwash’s eight colorways captures an intangible instance where light and color collide: Arise, Ascend, Diffuse, Evanesce, Evolve, Transcend, Vanish, and Wisp. 

“Like many of our collections, Colorwash explores the intersection of medium and palette,” explains Rachel Cope, “Through layering hues and textures, the collection draws on universal experiences of light and color to draw people in. Colorwash transforms spaces into lightscapes; reminiscent of the skyline at the sea, the glow of dusk, or the transition of earth to air.” ​ 

As with all Calico Wallpaper collections, Colorwash was born from original artwork. The Calico Wallpaper team employs advanced technologies to translate its designs into custom-fit murals that are tailored to a client’s project and space. ​ 

Colorwash is available for purchase through Calico Wallpaper, and samples can be ordered at 

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About Calico Wallpaper

Calico Wallpaper is a designer of bespoke wallpaper. The company was founded in Brooklyn, New York in 2013 by creative and life-partners Nicholas and Rachel Cope. Their process combines artisanal methods from the decorative arts, such as traditional marbling and dip-dyeing techniques, with innovative technologies. Calico Wallpaper works with a global roster of leading designers and architects. In addition to residential and hospitality projects, Calico Wallpaper’s designs have been exhibited internationally at the London Design Festival (2015, 2017, and 2019), Salone del Mobile in Milan (2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019), and have obtained a place in the permanent collection at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.


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