Kilburn's Coral - Midnight Black Wallpaper

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A breathtaking, large-scale wallpaper based on a watercolour design for a printed textile from the late 1700's from the V&A archives. Featuring superbly realised flowers, plants, seaweed and coral forms, where identifiable species are mixed with the exotic to wonderful effect. In the same colour as the original archive document Midnight black.

Available in 4 colours: Midnight, Coral Reef, Mist and Ocean Blue

Kilburn’s Coral archive inspiration: Design for a printed cotton, William Kilburn (1745–1818), London, 1788–92
The V&A has in its collection a unique album of 223 exquisite watercolour textile designs by William Kilburn. Born in Ireland, he moved to London and worked as a botanical illustrator before establishing himself in the textile industry and ultimately managing his own calico printing factory at Wallington in Surrey. Admired and imitated by his fellow designers, Kilburn created fantastic and pleasing patterns that never failed in quality and originality. All Kilburn's designs use floral motifs, accessorised with leaves, shells, ribbons or architectural elements, which demonstrate his great skill in pattern making, disguising the repeat in both complex and simple designs.

Finer Details

Roll size 52cm x 10.05m (20.5ins x 11yds)
Repeat size 105cm / 41.3ins
Match Half Drop
Washability Washable
Hanging Paste the Wall
Strippability Strippable
Light fastness Good
EU fire rating B-s1,d0

V&A Decorative Papers Collection

Inspired by the vast archive of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, V&A Decorative Papers is a rich collection of nine wallpaper patterns in over 30 colourways, encapsulating design excellence and craftsmanship. An enchanting selection of reimagined, timeless designs, each with their own fascinating story to tell.

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Kilburn's Coral - Midnight Black Wallpaper


Roll size: 52cm x 10.05m (20.5ins x 11yds) Repeat: 105cm / 41.3ins Match: Half Drop

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