Ahead of World Autism Acceptance Week (27 March to 2 April), we’re partnering with the National Autistic Society to create wallpaper for people who experience hypersensitivity in their daily lives.
We’ve reimagined four of our most popular murals in aid of the UK's leading autism charity. Using soft blues, greens, neutrals and pinks, each design incorporates only one colour for minimal visual stimulation, and the shades fade gradually from light to dark in a calming wash of watercolour paints.
Here’s what our Head of Design, Catherine Jacob, has to say about the collection, ‘Responses to colours are subjective, and no two people experience the world in the same way. For these murals, we used shades and designs that we understand many people dealing with hypersensitivity will appreciate, but we know they may not be colours that all autistic people will enjoy. I recommend looking through different wallpaper colours to find something that resonates with you. And, when choosing a mural for somebody else, show the design to them and get their opinion.'
Along with an initial donation of £500 from Hovia, 15% of proceeds from sales of all four murals on our UK site will go to the charity. We’re hoping to raise £4,400 or more with this partnership by the end of 2023 to support the work of the National Autistic Society and celebrate World Autism Acceptance Week.
You can shop the collection on our site now. Look out for the ‘Do good’ label to find designs from the partnership and refresh your home while donating to a good cause!
Hovia will donate 15% of the proceeds from the sales of all four murals of this collection on its UK site to the National Autistic Society (England & Wales charity no. 269425 and SC039427 in Scotland). The total contribution is estimated to be £4,400.