Colour Advice, Episode 1: The Dynamic Coral
Here in the studio, we appreciate what a fine art it can be dealing with colours (I mean, we should know this right? As we hand-blend our own especially for our designs). To make your life easier and in unleashing your creative juices, here we have collaborated with a colour specialist Karen Finlayson of Colour Elements in providing you with some specialist colour advice. In this first colour instalment, we have a special colour in the spotlight called Coral.
In a similar way to a parent not recognising a favourite child it would be unthinkable for me to name a favourite colour. Yet I hold coral very dear to my heart simply because it is constantly giving and demands very little in return. It is one of the few colours that can go well with most interiors, instantly adding a dynamic energy to any room. The depth and brightness of coral will make it more, or less, appropriate for interiors depending on their own features and added in small amounts, through pattern or an accessory, coral has an uplifting effect on any interior.
Add a coral accessory or drop a soft coral cushion into a summer room decorated with washed out, dreamy pale colours and feel the energy brighten immediately. Coral is not a bright colour that pushes itself into your consciousness but once you’re aware of its presence you will never want to be without it.
There is always that repressed stylist and designer in all of us; you know what you like and not sure quite how you can incorporate that in your interiors or how it would turn out if combined with other colours. I certainly hope that it’s been a worthwhile read for you. Let us know what you think by posting your comments through our facebook or twitter!