Dating from 1875, Cole & Son’s first pattern book contains eight hand-blocked designs. After its foundation, the company quickly became known for its high quality block printing, as well as supplying stripes and jaspes to the other companies in the trade.
Today Cole & Son wallpapers are some of the most important historic wallpaper designs in the world, and we have provided wallpapers for Buckingham Palace and the White House. Our archive consists of approximately 1,800 block print designs, 350 screenprint designs and a huge quantity of original drawings and wallpapers, representing all the styles from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. This diverse archive is the main source for Cole & Son’s current wallpaper collections.
Combining this rich history with contemporary technology, the new Cole & Son app acts as a digital pattern book, containing all of the Cole & Son wallpaper designs and collections.
This user-friendly app allows you to search by collection, colour, style or product number, and enables you to save your favourite items and request wallpaper samples to your door.
Supplementing this, our gallery of featured wallpapers means that you can see some of our best wallpapers at a glance.
The app also includes an insight into Cole & Son’s rich history, from its beginnings in 1875, right through to the present day.