While red was used extensively in textile color schemes as mentioned in a previous post, other perennial favorites for backgrounds of French furnishing fabrics included gray, maroon, greens or browns - colors that today might seem dull.
The next, below, is a stylized print from the Napoleon III era. Printed to look like woven silk, the pattern includes wheat heads and strawberry leaves as well as floral motifs, ca. 1870
This large-scale Art Nouveau pattern has pink lotus flowers with scrolling leaves, ca. 1900.