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Image shows wallpaper with a geometric pattern printed in an irise or rainbow effect. The printed floral design shades from yellow to brown, the ground color shades from blue to white. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
A Vision of the Future
To celebrate the opening of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color (May 11, 2018-January 13, 2019), Object of the Day this month will feature colorful objects from the exhibition. This style of wallpaper, with its optical effect of reflecting light, is known as an irisé, or iridescent paper. The technique, also known as rainbow method, was...
Image shows "Sunflower" pattern by William Morris. The design is printed in violet on a deep blue ground. Please scroll down for additional information on this paper.
A Sunflower of a Different Color
To celebrate the opening of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color (May 11, 2018-January 13, 2019), Object of the Day this month will feature colorful objects from the exhibition. This wallpaper is a 1970s print of an 1879 design by William Morris, in a color combination he may have found shocking. Morris is often regarded as...
Image shows "Bloom" anaglyph or 3D wallpaper, a floral design of cacti printed in red, blue, and black. Please scroll down for additional information on this paper.
Through Anaglyph-Colored Glasses
To celebrate the opening of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color (May 11, 2018-January 13, 2019), Object of the Day this month will feature colorful objects from the exhibition. Bloom is a 3-D or anaglyph wallpaper designed by LuzElena Wood as part of the DEEP 3D Wallpaper Project created by Architect Sarah Strauss in partnership with...
A colorful chart used as a tool in color printing
The Chemistry of Color
To celebrate the opening of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color (May 11, 2018-January 13, 2019), Object of the Day this month will feature colorful objects from the exhibition. Farbmesstafel (1939) by German chemist and color theorist, Wilhelm Ostwald, is a color table, which displays a spectrum of brilliant hues based on his harmonious...
Image shows wallpaper with large-scale green carnations against a bright orange background. Please scroll down for more information on this design.
Wilde Wall
To celebrate the opening of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color, Object of the Day this month will feature colorful objects from the exhibition.  This vividly striking sidewall was created by Osborne & Little, a leading name in British fabric and wallpaper designs. Founded in 1968 by Sir Peter Osborne, the 17th Baronet of Ballentaylor,...
Image shows a striped wallpaper design printed in blue, white, terra cotta, and purple, all of which are present at the UNESCO Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Please scroll down for additonal information on this wallpaper.
A Colorful Continent
To celebrate the opening of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color (May 11, 2018-January 13, 2019), Object of the Day this month will feature colorful objects from the exhibition. The book Colour Based on Nature, created by Dutch graphic designer Irma Boom, analyzes the color landscape of eighty UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and...