Introduction * FABRICS * 15th century * 16th century * 17th century * 18th century * 19th century * 20th century * 21st century * Further reading
A visual analysis of the colours used in furnishing fabrics and wallpapers from the 15th century to now, providing inspiration for designers
Ros Byam Shaw is a journalist who writes on design and interiors for The World of Interiors and House and Garden. She is the author of Farrow & Ball Living with Colour and Farrow & Ball Decorating with Colour as well as numerous other books on historic houses and interiors.
"Spectrum: Heritage Patterns and Colors brims with over a hundred luscious photographs spanning seven centuries of fabric, wallpaper, and archival documents from the V&A Museum...This book is a rich resource."