Tag Archives: the colour file

The psychology of pink

One of the things I’ve learned is that colour isn’t just something we see: the moment it seeps into our eyes it has the power to influence us in a myriad ways. Each month I’ll be taking a colour and investigating how colour makes us think, act and feel – and challenging you to integrate it […]

Hair colourist Jack Howard: My Colourful World

Jack Howard is a global celebrity hair colourist based at Paul Edmonds London. He has tended the tresses of stars including Poppy Delevingne and Suki Waterhouse and is widely credited with bringing Balayage to the UK. He is also L’Oreal Professionnel UK Colour spokesperson, as well as teaching at Toni & Guy and Trevor Sorbie. […]

Chloe Samwell-Smith @ChloeLovesToShop: My Colourful World

Chloe Samwell-Smith is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle influencer who is known for her effortless style, her curated use of colour – on, and for her fabulous stories filmed in the car while waiting for her kids… Here, she tells The Colour File what colour means to her… Martha: Can you describe your first colour […]

Follower Interview: @theglassisartful

Artist & illustrator Antonia Woodgate, AKA @theglassisartful, studied fine art at college and is a self-confessed colour addict. Her IG feed is jam-packed with beautiful pieces of art she has done herself, including a colourful monogram series. Here, she tells The Colour File’s Martha Roberts what colour means in her life… Can you describe your […]

27th April ’17: Pink & red

Happy Thursday, peeps 🌹💕🌹 OK, so I managed to go two measly days without showing you another @Gucci SS17 outfit. What can I say? I’m utterly besotted with their vintage/boho thing. In my dreams I’m dressed in these outfits (well, I would be if I wasn’t busy flapping my arms like a bird or being […]

26th April ’17: In love with white

Good afternoon, Colour Filers. Now, grab yourself a seat. Ok, are you sat down? I have some shocking news. I’m in love with colour but I’m also in love with white. I know. I told you you’d be shocked. A cup of sugary tea, maybe? Actually, it was, strangely, these rows of white egg cups […]

26th April ’17: Crazy about stitching

Happy Wednesday, lovely people. Unless you’ve been living on another planet (and even then you may have clocked it) you can’t fail to have noticed the profusion of embroidery everywhere SS17. I love any form of stitching, whether it’s crewelwork, tapestry or this embroidered top (found in a charity shop, naturally). Even machine embroidery thrills […]

25th April ’17: Bright stripes

Happy Tuesday, Colour Filers. Well, I say ‘happy’, though my second-in-command isn’t best pleased to be returning to school today (despite the carrot of a Bank Holiday offered in a vain attempt to lift his spirits). If you’re feeling much the same, let me share with you a glimpse of my wonderful (and aptly entitled) […]

24th April ’17: Colour influencers wanted!

Calling all colour-lovers! ❤️🍊🦁☀️💚👕👖👾☂️ This is a shout-out from The Colour File HQ. I’ve got a bevy of exciting colour influencer interviews coming up soon but would LOVE to hear from more of you who’d like to be featured. It gives me such joy to hear what you have to say about colour and I […]

24th April ’17: Candy pink & navy

Happy Monday, people. I’m going to start the week with an apology. There’s been a paucity of shelfscapes from Colour File HQ because, quite frankly, I can’t actually reach the shelf right now on account of the builders beavering away and various items (including the kitchen bin and a rocking chair) being in the way. […]