Tag Archives: colour influencer

Welsh colour names

When i was a little girl, my Mamgu (‘grandmother’ in Welsh) looked after me while my mum went to work. Her first language was Welsh so she taught me the odd phrase (including ‘shut the door’ because children are chiefly known for being born in barns). Most importantly she furnished me with Welsh colour names […]

Creating flat lays with Pantone postcards

OK, so it would seem I’ve discovered a new favourite colourful pastime (like I don’t have enough already): playing with @pantone postcards. I’ve been watching @tom.lowe doing it for a while now and am perpetually mesmerised by his style ingenuity (take a look at his feed if you haven’t yet discovered it. He even matches […]

6 colour block shelf styling tips

A mint green coloured shelf unit displaying books, curios and other objects in colour blocks.

Since arranging the pastels shelfie that you all seemed to love so much, it’s remained intact on my mint green String Pocket unit, like an altar to unsaturated gloriousness. Tonight, i got a major shelfie bee in my bonnet and decided it was time to mix it up with some brights, like the red Spiderman […]

Losing your mind to colour

Have you ever almost lost your mind over colour? This pic was one of the first I ever took for the Colour File in a store in Bordeaux. Before I realised that taking pics was a way of ‘having it all’, I’d genuinely struggle if I was faced with products in a range of colours […]

Shelfie Sunday with Pascale Banks

For me, every day of the week is a shelfie kind of day (though the alliteration afforded by Saturday and Sunday adds to the geeky linguistic pleasure of a weekend styling session). Today my model for Shelfie, the book, is my gorgeous pal Pascale Banks (who, for those of you who don’t know, I met […]

Colour File HQ & me in Your Home mag

Colour File HQ is in the March 2019 issue of Your Home @yourhomemagazine and the living room is looking calm, organised, serene, even.  Grab a copy of Your Home to hear about how lovely Dilly Orme @dillyorme came and interviewed me about my incurable love of colour (follow her – she’s amazing and now a […]

10 books about colour

As a colour-lover, I’m often asked colour questions like, ‘What’s your favourite colour?’ The other one is, ‘What colourful books do you recommend?’ I often buy books, simply for their bright covers, but I’m also partial to a book where the actual subject is colour itself.  Here are The Colour File’s top 10 colourful tomes, […]

Quirk & Rescue’s Ms Pink: My Colourful World

From incredible wallpaper, cushions and prints through to bespoke hand-painted furniture, the signature prints of Ms. Pink and design partner Mr. Black – known collectively as Quirk & Rescue‘ – are bold colour heaven. Here, Ms. Pink tells me all about what colour means to her…and yes, there’s definitely some pink in there… Martha: Can […]

Colour guru Mark Wentworth: My Colourful World

Global colour ambassador Mark is the creator of The Colour Path and the Colour PsychoDynamic method, which integrate colour with Jungian theory to help individuals and businesses.  He tells The Colour File why colour is so important in his life… Martha: Can you describe your first colour memory? Mark: One Sunday morning when I was around five or six […]

Where the idea for Shelfie book came from

Hello my colourful friends. Aren’t you glad it’s the weekend? Another throwback, this time to the early days of the Colour File, two years ago, back in the mists of time. This was before the idea for Shelfie ‘the book’ was even born. All I knew at that point was that I enjoyed faffing around […]