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Master colour with this beauty!

As autumn approaches, we begin to envisage our evenings settling into a plump armchair next to a roaring fire; a rich red wine in hand & although you don’t know it yet… this fabulous book ‘Spectrum’ (V&A) by Ros Byham Shaw.

This valuable sourcebook is a fascinating visual history of the colour palettes created by designers for the purpose of fabrics and wallpapers over the centuries. It’s a delightful page turner that reveals examples of such from the 15th century to the current day.

Every colour used in each pattern has been presented in a simple proportional grid, giving a clear understanding of hues that have been produced at different periods creating the designs we continue to love, admire and emulate.

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