Monthly Archives: July 2017

30th July ’17: Blog awards nomination!

Hello again, folks. I am THRILLED to have been nominated for the @amaraliving Interior Blog Award in the Best Colour Inspiration blog category. Yippeeeee!!! And thank you!!!!!! It won’t be long until the voting stage of the awards opens where The Colour File will need votes to make it onto the shortlist ahead of the awards ceremony […]

29th July ’17: Treasures in the trash

Hi from Saturday, folks 🌸👛👚💕 I came across the word ‘urbexing’ for the first time yesterday. It’s what ‘urban explorers’ do: they go into abandoned buildings, like factories and hospitals, and take artistic pictures of the dereliction and decay. Their photography is proof that they see what many others don’t: beauty in forsaken things. I […]

26th July ’17: Red for passion

Happy humpday, lovely people. Red has been on my mind, firstly since seeing @style_mum at the #cuckooclubforgrenfell event last night (swipe right to see the girl who gets happiness by the truckload from wearing red, as you’ll soon read in her Colour File colour influencer Q&A); and secondly because, five (yes, five) months after starting the Colour File, I […]

24th July ’17: Peruvian perfection

Happy Monday, colour-peeps. South American textiles make my heart sing. They ping me back to visiting my Peruvian godmother (in leafy Carshalton, not Cuzco) and seeing the little bits of home she’d brought back to Surrey to remind her of Arequipa (it’s on Lake Titicaca, which borders both Peru and Bolivia, and when they were […]

Farrow & Ball’s Joa Studholme: My Colourful World

As in-house colour specialist at paint company Farrow & Ball, Joa Studholme has the awesome job of developing (and naming) new colours. She is also works across the globe as the company’s international colour consultant and is author of Farrow & Ball’s ‘How To Decorate’ (with Charlotte Cosby). Here, she gives The Colour File some […]