The wonderful, wonderful world of colour. What does colour mean to me? How do I use colour in my work?
Colour is emotion. It can bring light or dark. It is such an individual choice, with its ability to create mood and light, and bring personality to a space. Colour has been written about and theorised over by most cultures at one time or another, and for good reason. We are eternally fascinated by the potential mood changing effects it has on us.
I’m constantly learning about colour. Recently I realised that I need light colours in the morning. I am a dreadful morning person and I had a dark bedroom. It made getting up even harder. I realised that I needed something light and bright and comforting.
My aim is to share what I’ve learnt with others, helping them find their own individual colour story.
Be it dark and sultry, light and airy, vibrant or calming, choosing the right colour is really important and determines how you experience your home. My aim is to share what I’ve learnt with others, helping them find their own individual colour story.
But what would colour be without pattern? People sometimes treat colour as a singular thing, forgetting that it needs to work alongside other elements in a room, such as texture and pattern.
Pattern has been an obsession since I was a kid. I blame my mum, a real child of the 70s – every wall, window, floor was covered in pattern.
It’s a fantastic tool in creating unique interiors, especially when I’m working on commercial projects, where the client is looking to create a very specific style unique to them.
In the past few years I’ve done a lot of work with designing pattern and I absolutely love the process of turning a drawn pattern in fabric and wallpaper. The tropical print that I now sell started out as a pattern created for a particular interiors project. It originally came from a vintage piece of fabric, and I incorporated what I know about plants into the design.
Your space, responding to you personally. Get it right and it is so, so joyful.
Pattern, colour, texture – we all respond to them in our own way, it’s incredibly personal. If we take them all into account, absolutely make the most of all these elements, then the options are boundless. We can play with styles and the feeling of a room to create something utterly unique.
Your space, responding to you personally. Get it right and it is so, so joyful. It can change the way you feel, even how happy you are.