An interior application of the CITY OF 8 colour test or colour domino chart.
By simply looking around you, you will discover the most beautiful shades of colour. A little while ago I – partially – moved to India. It’s probably the most colourful place on Earth.
Over the past few years I’ve often asked myself why clients would need me as a “colour” advisor as they frequently opted for black-white interiors. I agree colour advisors are essential in these situations as well as we have to combine the right black and white tones, but I wasn’t “advising” on colours anymore!
Nothing is more fun than decorating the nursery…
When giving colour advice, a comprehensive intake interview is very important. Together, we examine how someone lives, what their expectations of a room are, what atmosphere they are trying to create, what practical matters are definitely important, and what their overall lifestyle is.
Right in the middle of your living room wall: a self-portrait! Or perhaps not ... It's something you would like to do, but a photo of yourself and/or your partner ... displayed so prominently! Does a photo print fit into the style of your interior?
As an entrepreneur you are probably well aware of this: your business's brand identity is vitally important to the success of the business. A good brand identity is one that is instantly recognizable to the customer, without the need for words to go with it.
In 2016, there is more colour in the picture: besides green plants, we also accept plants with flowers. In addition, the generously filled bouquet has regained its place in the home, but in a very natural, unforced way. Not a perfect bouquet, but a collection of flowers that looks like they have just been picked in the garden.
Colours are back!
A grey and dark period is – literally – behind us. We called it a crisis and acted accordingly: interiors were grey or had minimalist grey shades. There was very little use of colours.
Can you make your advice about colours for an interior into a game?