Little Greene’s latest collaboration with the National Trust includes a collection of contemporary wallpapers based on original designs from the Trust’s portfolio of historic houses.
This flamboyant, vibrant peacock design is a beautiful example of late-19th century wallpaper printing. Found on a lobby wall at Erddig in Wales, it was hung in the 1870s, and has the painterly finish of a traditional Chinese silk. Showing peacocks perched on branches, accessorised by flowers, leaves and birds, the subject is typical of wallpapers and fabrics produced to satisfy the western elite’s interest in Chinese design.
This wallpaper works well with a range of Little Greene paint colours. Mid grey, dark blue, mid blue, aquamarine and even pink would all work well.