Tag Archives: colourful

How to buy art with your heart

A triptych by emerging artist Carys Ross in acrylic and oils

Just when you think you’ve seen all the beauty you can take… My colour-loving friends, I want to share these with you. This stunning triptych is by Carys @caryss.rosss , the daughter of one of my Instafriends @andreacurtisdesigns I saw this artwork by Carys on Andrea’s stories and their beauty virtually winded me. ‘Are they […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

The secret lives of colourful pottery

Often happiness lies in the simplest things – like the unmatchy matchness of three little plants and the stories embedded in the scene. I love the vessels they’re sitting in – the Poole pots (they have lids – are they for honey or possibly jam?) and the little one in the middle, which really intrigues […]

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 […]

What do you see first when you wake up?

Sending you happy vibes from a sunny Sunday ☀️☀️☀️ One of the first things I see when I wake up each day is this cluster of pictures above my bed. There’s a tiny vintage bag I bought in Peru and had framed, a mesmerising Welsh landscape by @paulwestart and a small but perfectly formed marine litter pic […]

Lisa Dawson: My Colourful World

Lisa Dawson is an interiors blogger, writer and presenter whose weekly blog inspires fans on Instagram and IRL (in real life) to transform their surroundings. With a background in fashion and homewards retail, Lisa writes a monthly column, Home Truths, for Real Homes magazine, has scooped several impressive awards and started a ‘thing’ when she co-founded #myhomevibe, […]