I’m Martha Roberts – journalist, author and a lover of all things colourful.

The Colour File was born in early 2017 as a place for me to share colourful images with words to match, and since then it has grown and flourished.


I have written two books, including ‘Shelfie’ the first book to be written about the shelfie phenomenon.

Jigsaw puzzles

Four of my colourful images have been turned into jigsaw puzzles by US company Ceaco (you can buy them here).

Art and prints

I create and sell art through The Colour File’s Etsy store, including colourful prints, cards/postcards and tea towels, as well as bespoke collage pieces using ‘found’, preloved, vintage objects.

Would you like to work with me?

I’ve created content (both words and imagery) for a wide array of companies including Lamborghini, Lust Home, Valspar, Hush, Bisley, Poster Store, Etsy, Paperchase and Frugi, to name but a few.

If you’d like to collaborate or work with me in some way, or you have some colourful news to share with me, don’t hesitate to get in Contact. I’d love to hear from you.

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