I’m slap bang in the middle of writing my next book on colour. Long intense days at the desk with neck ache, back ache, hand ache but no matter it is a subject I am obsessed about. Why? Well colour is the most transformative thing you can EVER do to your space and it happens to be the cheapest! Honestly, colours change your life.
Colour can inspire, tantalize, intrigue, soothe, heal and make us feel good. Which is why I am always so surprised by how many bland rooms there are out there. What is that about? I know it takes confidence but once you’ve actually done it you look back and can’t understand what all the dithering was about. No time like the present to inject some colour I say. Autumn is here, days are getting shorter and what better way to feel cosy than by applying some darker notes?
Here’s my low down of some of the coolest hues from my paint range. These are my personal faves – they’re all (obviously) inky, swampy and super sludgy, like the kind of hues you would find at the bottom of the lake. Pastel lovers need not read on!
Blue is a super relaxing hue, it soothes, calms and gently, quietly does it’s job without competing for attention. It casts a tranquil, gentle Zen-like glow in any room. It’s a hue that softly gathers you in and although it’s super popular everywhere, I would say it’s particularly perfect for bedrooms, dining rooms, living rooms and bathrooms. Anywhere you want to unravel and chill a little.