Today I wanted to talk all about COLOUR & how I make my colour choices, whether that be when I'm designing or choosing schemes in my own home.
Anyones who knows me or has followed my work will know that I am a colour fanatic & that colour is such an integral part of not just my design process, but my life too. Colour can lift my spirits, even on the most grey, dull day!
Below are some ideas & tips for how I choose colours:
I find going to look at paint colours so motivating for coming up with colour combinations. A recent trip to B&Q to look at Valspar colours really made my head whir with gorgeous palette ideas.
I'm naturally drawn to bold & bright colours & I like to surround myself with them on a daily basis to help inspire me. I love using Pantone books & just scattering out objects from around my home to help inspire my next colour palette.
You can pick up paint chips for free in most home decoration stores & I love spreading them out in front of me while I'm working. Having them physically in front of me can help trigger a possible colour combination.
I recently worked on a bespoke design job for a TV show, (unfortunately I can't say what it is yet!) & this was the colour palette I was working with. I was really inspired by the era I was briefed & I did a lot of research into the typical colours of that time. What era does it say to you?
As I mentioned I love having colour around while at home & I really wanted my garden to be a year round inspiration. Orange & yellow are some of my favourite colours & I use them a lot within my design work.
My final tip I have today is just to look around you. Some colours just go together & are used frequently in branding, on buildings & on media