This design actually first hit the shelves some years back, but the Carnival midcentury modern wallpaper at Graham and Brown has just had a colour refresh.
Which is why I am talking about it once more. Perhaps also because you might have missed it a few years back. After all, things come and go so fast, you can’t be expected to remember everything.
It stuck in my mind because this is one of my favourite midcentury modern wall coverings, not least because it’s quite an easy one to find and pick up. Yes, there is a huge range of authentic midcentury modern wallpaper by Spoonflower which are well worth checking out. But if you are not in the US, they are more difficult to buy.
Not this one though, which is available easily online and at various retailers too. The Carnival design is actually by Hemingway Design for Graham and Brown and was originally in orange and mustard shades, which probably added another layer of ‘retro’ to these geometric shapes. Or ‘lozenge blocks’ as they were originally described
But the new version is in more subdued shades of green and grey. Still a retro look, but a little less ‘in your face’ than the older versions and as such, perhaps more versatile shades.
If you are looking at a feature wall or area, this really does work a treat. But in the more subtle colours, it would probably work well on a larger area too. You can pick up both colour options now of this ‘paste the wall’ paper now, each sold as a 10m run and available for £50 for a roll.