I have collected images of pink walls to entice and intrigue. NEVER would I have thought I’d have a pink wall! Yes it will initially be a tiny slither of a wall in my office but look out boys if I like it it’s travelling to other parts of the house!Read More
Apartment living in your favourite city? Please yourself, create a sanctuary, home is your place, kick off your shoes, wrap yourself in a silk kimono and sip Proseco while you plan that 10 day shopping trip to NY. Below is a lot of luxe! Yes some pieces have silly price tags and seem a little OTT but I say mix it up ... shop high end for a key piece, shop Ikea if you can bare it (I can't), scour Ebay, search on Gumtree, seek out interesting art work or delicious prints from Print Darling , go to your local garage sale. Start collecting clever pieces, think outside of the square to create this look. Teamed with almost black floorboards and you have made your mark on your abode and created somewhere beautiful to dwell. Still can't mange to pull it together? then chat to me. Below is a little inspiration created for Ms G 🖤
What’s your style? Lots of people say they don’t know …. that’s ok! Most peeps know what they don’t like so that’s a good starting point. From stating what you can’t stand you often are able to figure out what you do like even if it doesn’t get a specific style name! Who wants to live in a categorised box anyway!Read More
Colour + Words ~ well combined SELL. It's true! Dulux has used words such as Kinship and Essential to name their collection of colours for 2018 released in 2017. It's such powerful stuff. How about the words "The Dulux Colour trends 2018 harness the power of colour to balance the complex challenges of everyday life" ~ Really? Ok let's have some ......
Dulux words ~ Kinship is a celebration of cultural heritage with fresh, contemporary overtures and colours that have been brought together to lift you up and cocoon you in.
My words ~ Kinship would be really easy to combine and get it terribly wrong! It could be one folksy mess. A few years back Dwell had a Client with 18 colours in the one house! True story. We were called in to 'fix' the problem by making some white. This was a much tougher job than it sounds.
*All images via Dulux
I am not expensive, I listen to the Client and I take a thorough brief. I look at the orientation of your home, I take into consideration the natural light, your neighbour's homes and your neighbourhood. I am thoughtful in my colour specifications ... sometimes my head hurts thinking about it.Read More
Take note .... Paint manufacturers have different base paints, then there are a range of bases generally 1 to 4 , then each manufacturer will vary the ingredients within their paint. So if you love a colour from 'UNREAL Paints' DO NOT get it made up by 'SUPER Paints'.
See the image below for variance in colour using different base paints .... uugghh. Just one coat of each and you can see the difference.
Yes I collect colours! Sooooo here's some of my collection.
PANTONE® is a global authority on colour & provider of colour standards for the design industry. It is the most widely used colour standards system for fashion, textile, home + interior design. The 10 colours below are PANTONE® Fashion Color Report for Spring 2017
What's the next announcement? Well it's THE PANTONE® COLOUR OF THE YEAR 👊🏻. Will it be dark + stormy OR a shade of organic green. Surely it can't be 2 colours again ... although 2 colours are perfect if you love colour!
Just playing with Pinks
In our day job as a Colour Consultants we think about colour all day long and sometimes long into the night... Creating a colour palette for a home is an adventure, exploring different shades and hues that will work together is often a challenge. After considering the needs of the homeowners and their lifestyle we also have to think about the precious things within their home that they have collected which tell their story. But mostly we need to think about how they want to FEEL within their space. Whether it be a relaxing or inspired space getting it right is crucial. Below is an colour palette pulled from the picture that inspired it. Do you have an image that you love that could inspire colours for your interior? And how would you use them? Perhaps the white for walls, grey for furniture, red/orange as an accent (cushions) and dark brown/grey for flooring?
We are well and truly heading towards winter and surrounded by the beautiful colours of Autumn. Our moodboard below reminds us that the cooler weather isn't so bad after all and that there is much to admire in the colour palette of Mother Nature especially when it comes to Autumn colours.