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How To Use Ultra Violet – Pantone Colour of The Year 2018

January 9, 2018
How To Use Ultra Violet - Pantone Colour of The Year 2018

For some, last years Pantone Colour Of The Year Greenery may have been the wrong shade of Kermit the Frog green. This year’s Pantone’s colour choice is Ultra Violet, which going by what I’ve read and heard may very well be the wrong colour full stop. As with all things colour related, it’s all too easy to have a knee-jerk reaction to it. You either find yourself instantly repelled or have a full-on love affair with specific colours. A few will be…

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The Colour Edit – Thoughts & Inspiration On White Interiors

July 18, 2017
The Colour Edit - Thoughts & Inspiration On White Interiors

Whilst white interiors might not appeal to everyone, they have been prominent on the media and home front for many years. There’s an air of tranquillity, a serenity that is at the forefront of these colourless spaces. They have a tendency to make us stop in our tracks allowing us a kind of escapism from our often hectic lifestyles.   There’s a timeless quality about white interiors and in still shots like the one above of capturing a moment in…

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The Colour Edit – Pink

July 4, 2017
The Colour Edit - Pink

On a recent school run, my son and his friend got talking about their favourite colours. His friend said pink was his and so began a discussion of colour between them both.  As 9-year-olds, I was equally surprised and happy to hear them state that even though pink was seen as a girly colour it really didn’t matter. It was all about personal choice, and that is what counted. How fab is that!   Obviously, being interiors obsessed, I began…

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The Colour Edit – Yellow

May 16, 2017

I set out today to write a completely different post but instead found myself thinking about colour and how it makes us feel. The weather may have been a contributing factor as it’s been decidedly miserable. Oh, and I got to wear my new Barbour raincoat (a birthday present from the OH). Its bright yellow and apart from keeping me dry, it actually cheered me up. Yellow has a way of making us feel that little bit better don’t you…

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How to Use Texture & Colour

April 25, 2017

  We’re looking at texture and colour today and how they interact with each other. A while ago I wrote about the importance of texture in my post here, and how it can be your secret weapon in designing your homes. Today is about how colour and textured surfaces translate their visual and tactile qualities.     Texture has an effect on the appearance of how we see colour because of how colour absorbs and reflects light from its surface. For example, rough…

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Bite Size Design Tip – Decorating in One Colour

March 24, 2017
Bite Size Design Tip - Decorating in One Colour

There’s no doubt that the Georgians were probably the best at creating the perfect homes to live in. Their success was born about by their attention to scale, proportion and symmetry. Whilst we may not all be fortunate enough to live in a Georgian property, we can utilise a popular trick of this era, and that is to choose ONE colour to paint our rooms in. So today, we are embracing this strategy to decorating our homes as it provides a simple, but effective…

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