A Wallpaper Filled with Optical Illusions

This may be the best use of wallpaper and lighting we’ve ever seen. Above, you’ll see various images, but what you may not have realized is that what you’re looking at is a single piece of wallpaper, whose pattern changes based on the color of the light source shining on it.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

RGB is a collection of wallpapers designed by Milan based design duo Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla, a.k.a. Carnovsky, for Italian wallpaper company Jannelli & Volpi. The wallpapers have three series of illustrations printed on them, one on top of the other. Each illustration is printed in a specific hue, so that when either a red, green, or blue light is shown on them all but one of the drawings appears.

Is it practical? No. Is it dramatic? Yes! And that’s the whole point.

While most of us know it’s not realistic to remodel our basements with a $50K mini movie theater, it doesn’t mean we don’t want our neighbor to do it instead. Look at that wallpaper. Who doesn’t want to get invited to a party where these are on the walls?