Behind the Pattern: Lotus

Written on 5th August 2021

Feature Wall: Lotus BP 2071 | From our collection of metallic wallpapers



Name: Lotus

Introduced: 2009

Available Colourways: 71


Our Lotus wallpaper was an instant favourite when it was introduced to our collection over 10 years ago, and its popularity has endured ever since. No surprise to our pattern hunters, who first came across the design that inspired Lotus in a French archive of 19th-century prints.

Our own Lotus design pays homage to the Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau movements that swept the continent in the latter quarter of that century – not just with its botanical motif of ornate tendrils and sweeping curves, but with its handcrafted appeal. Like all Farrow & Ball wallpapers, it’s expertly crafted by our team of makers with our very own paint colours, each one block-printed onto quality paper for a tactile feel.



How do we love to use Lotus? Let us count the ways… Its combination of large-scale print and simple two-colour palette means that it can make an impact at any scale, creating lots of possibilities.

It looks fantastic used on every wall – especially in a small room or the inside of a walk-in cupboard ­– or to add a little something extra to the back of an open bookcase or shelving unit. Alternatively, one of our favourite ways to use any Farrow & Ball wallpaper is as a feature wall, creating instant interest on a chimney breast, an alcove, or the wall behind a bed or sofa.

Walls: Lotus BP 2066

Upper Wall: Lotus BP 2066; Lower Wall: Teresa’s Green No.236 in Modern Emulsion; Woodwork: Pointing No.2003 in Estate Eggshell

You can also try Lotus on the lower half of your wall below a dado rail, picking out one of the colours used in your chosen colourway to paint above it. Now that’s an easy way to build a scheme.



One of the best ways to find colour inspiration is through your fellow décor lovers. See how other Farrow & Ball users have brought their rooms to life with Lotus – and artfully combined it with their favourite paint colours, too.

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