Graham and; Brown's wallpaper of the year 2021 – will it be decorating your home?

Alongside a paint colour of the year too...

It's the most wonderful time of the design season! When the world of interiors is filled with new trend pieces and style predictions.

Speaking of predictions, this morning saw the unveiling of the Graham & Brown Wallpaper of the Year 2021. The striking Timepiece Amethyst design was announced as the hero wallpaper to pave the way for future decorating.

Along with chosen colour of the year Epoch to compliment it.

It's the week for paint news: Colour experts predict this is THE paint colour to decorate our homes in 2021

Without further ado, here they are...

Wallpaper of the year 2021

Graham and Brown wallpaper

(Image credit: Graham and Brown)

And here it is, Timepiece in all it's decorative glory. Full of movement, colour and exuberance the design pieces together fragments from the extensive Graham & Brown archive. It's certainly not a wallpaper that says more is more, as favoured in recent years by the maxi trend.

Timepiece is an amalgamation of prints dating from 1946 to the present day. The result is a striking wallpaper that stands to represent the essence of future and past designs.

One of the archive patterns featured in the wallpaper design is 'Original', the very first wallpaper produced by the brand.

Buy now: Timepiece Wallpaper in Amethyst, £60 per roll, Graham & Brown

wallpaper with floral

(Image credit: Graham and Brown)

There's an Art Deco structure to the designs. Layers of florals are intertwined throughout geometric to produce a striking wallpaper design.

In addition to the seasonal Amethyst colour-way, Timepiece is also available in Moonstone and Midnight colour options. And for the first time ever the design can also be produced as an amazing made-to-measure wall mural.

floral wall mural at Graham and Brown

(Image credit: Graham and Brown)

Graham & Brown's Colour of the Year

Alongside the flamboyant wallpaper Graham & Brown announced its Colour of the Year 2021 – Epoch. A directional shade of plum, that highlights the richest purple tones in the new wallpaper and amplifies it.

Garhama dn Brown wallpaper and paint samples

(Image credit: Graham & Brown)

This emotive shade has us wanting to hunker down for the winter months. Which is just what the design team had hopes for describing it as, 'A calming, cocooning tone, Epoch echoes a wider interiors trends which looks to create restful spaces for healthier, happier homes'.

Buy now: Matt Emulsion Paint in Epoch, £44 for 2.5L, Graham & Brown

Paint colour of the year plum

(Image credit: Graham and Brown)

Look back at last year's: Graham & Brown Wallpaper of the Year 2020 is floral and fabulous

Would you welcome both for your future decorating plans?


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.