Author Archives: biteintonet

Philippa Stanton: My colourful world

Philippa Stanton is a freelance artist, photographer and jigsaw puzzle producer, as well as being an Instagram phenomenon with almost 400k followers on her stunning and delightfully colourful @5finf account.  Here, synesthete Philippa tells The Colour File what colour means to her… My first colour memory This was a really difficult question for some reason! I […]

Jennie Maizels: My colourful world

Jennie Maizels is an artist, illustrator, university lecturer and creator of the highly acclaimed Sketchbook Club online. She is also queen of rainbows and colour wheels and has just launched her online Rainbow Shop where she showcases the work of colour-loving creatives from across the globe. Here, she tells The Colour File what colour means […]

Helen Gilbert, Luxe 39: My Colourful World

Helen Gilbert is the brains behind luxury velvet cushion company Luxe 39. Here, she tells us what colour means to her… My first colour memory My first colour memory is my childhood love of pink and purple. When I used to write my list for Santa it was always totally predictable: A pink or purple […]

British Colour Standard: My Colourful World

The British Colour Council set colour standards to help regulate official colour use across the British Empire, from flags through to post boxes. The collection was confined to history, until designers Jackie Piper and Victoria Whitbread breathed new life into it and turned it into a brand producing homewards from candles through to vases, mugs […]

How to paint a mini-mural in 15 minutes

I love painting things. Every stage thrills me, starting from leafing through paint cards, comparing shades and buying tester pots through to opening a 5 litre can of emulsion and marvelling (read ‘almost licking’) at the colour before I slap it on the wall. However, there’s one thing I’m not great at: prepping. I know […]

How to photograph tricky spaces

Do you have a space in your home that you love but can’t seem to photograph right? This little multicoloured scene, featuring a @primark.home shelf with @kcroxson tea towel against a @littlegreenepaintcompany Ultra Blue wall, is near my kitchen sink, nestling close to the long shelf that runs the length of the Colour File kitchen, way […]

Stories about stairs

What sayings from your childhood have imprinted themselves indelibly on your brain? My mum was the queen of phrases. Favourites included ‘Anyone can cope with the good times; it’s the bad ones that are the real test’ (true dat). She also repeated, on a daily basis, the phrase, ‘Never go upstairs empty-handed’ (a throwback from […]