Fierce wallpaper patterns and paint colours that pop are hot for this spring.

1. Pattern Maker

Give walls a geometric vibe or arabesque-like swirl with Comfort C glazed porcelain tiles by Dom Ceramiche ($10.95 per square foot). The dramatic contrast of dark against white is bold and beautiful indeed.

2. Cover Story

Embossed with a horizontal pattern, the Rivoli in the Vault collection by Lanark (pricing upon request) is a modern take (3D-printed, LEED-qualifying vinyl in the sunny hue of “Spirit”) on traditional wallcovering.

3. Get Stoned

Meet the new neutral, Malachite ($62 to $68 per gallon). Part of General Paint’s “Serenity” palette of the year, this rich slate can morph from lilac-tinged grey to inky mauve.

4. Go for Gold

Dulux’s Liquid Metal paint in Golden Goose ($130 per gallon; $43 per quart) brings fairy-tale luster to walls, whether feature or accent. Little wonder it’s one of Dulux’s two colours of the year (especially when paired with the other, Black Elegance).

5. Set, Match

Farrow and Ball’s spring colours for 2018 are Pitch Blue and Calke Green(each $110 per gallon): a vivid cobalt (a dash of purple and tar, after which it’s named) and classic sage (originally found in Calke Abbey). Together they’re a twinset.

6. Jewel Tone

Think purple, and amethysts, cassis and Prince come to mind. Playful yet powerful, Sherwin-Williams’s Wood Violet (from $31.49) is another such statement maker.

Designer’s Pick by Rochelle Cote

“We are loving this rich green by Benjamin Moore. The colour is dynamic and pulls off a fresh, contemporary look when mixed with blacks, greys and white. Add in gold accents and you are set! Take a look at the 2018 Foothills Hospital lottery home to see how we implemented this great colour.” Benjamin Moore Salamanders

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