Anaglypta is white, but can be painted any color you choose.
While anaglypta has traditionally been used in historic homes - think Victorian, Edwardian, etc. - modern day homes have used this beautiful wall covering for myriad design reasons.
A perfect example is a former home of mine built in 2000. I wanted a very formal and traditional dining room. I specified built-in corner cabinets and looked at tin ceilings. Unfortunately, the price for the ceiling was higher than I was willing to pay. Instead I found a beautiful anaglypta wallpaper that resembled the pressed tin tiles; had it installed and painted. Once the furniture, fabrics & accessories were added the result was perfect for that home.
©2000 Darlene Mikolasko
As an aside, this dining room could easily be updated today with new chairs, new curtains & new lighting.
Here are a couple more anaglypta ceilings - I still love this look!
Here are some traditional looks - all are beautiful!
Is your style more contemporary?
No worries, there are more modern styles of anaglypta. And even many trad styles work in contemporary rooms. You can see some beauties here:
Here's Maximalism at its finest:
Genius idea - use Anaglypta to upcycle furniture.
Useful links to installation secrets on walls and ceilings:
While the word may be hard to say, I hope Anaglypta has stolen your heart as much as it has mine.
Can you think of anywhere in your home you would use Anaglypta?