Carpet Colour Trends

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Carpet Colour Trends

New looks for changing lifestyles

Imagine the powerful, exotic colours of the South Seas so strongly evoked in Gauguin's Tahitian paintings, Monet's tranquil and leisurely green-blue foliage, Cezanne's contrasting shades from the Provencal countryside and overlapping patches of colour to link foreground and background. Select a British Wool carpet and you re-create the moods and rich and varied effects of the Impressionists in your own home. The phenomenal range of wonderful colours, designs and textures available embraces all lifestyles.

This collection has been inspired by history's most legendary painters and complemented by interior decoration schemes from the new palette of furnishing colours selected by the International Colour Authority. Give your home a new look: choose the carpet first and work your decoration scheme from the floor upwards. Delicate pastels, tonals, tweeds and other textured effects, rich and vivacious shades in plains, traditional multicoloured designs, dainty motifs and optional stylish borders. Your choice will determine the overall effect and atmosphere of your room.

International Colour Authority (ICA)

The ICA, perhaps the most influential forecaster of fashion colours worldwide today, is renowned in professional circles for the accuracy of its forecasts. Established in the mid 1960's, a panel of independent and acknowledged industry experts from around the world select the colours which set the trends for fashion interiors - almost two years in advance of the season. Owing to its success and influence, ICA has expanded its portfolio of forecasts to include, (in addition to carpets, womenswear and menswear), Interior Paints & Decorative Effects, Leather, Plastics and Automobile & Industrial Design.

By following the ICA-led trends, British Wool always manages to stay at the forefront of authentic, enduring style. Their world-famous carpets form a rich cornerstone to any home interior.