Colour is an amazing tool for an interior designer when trying to set the mood in a room. There is an art to selecting the perfect palette. At Tailored Living Interiors, we sometimes draw inspiration from nature, fashion, our client’s existing pieces of furniture or from their colour preferences. The client’s preferred style is often another source of inspiration that will determine the type of patterns and textures we select. Once we have a starting point, mood boards, instinct and colour principles help us shape the direction, and order our thoughts, making the rest come together naturally.
This board for one of our client’s home office in Barnes reflects her preferences for pinks and purples. The client is a very elegant and sophisticated lady that loves wearing these colours. This was our base colour for the scheme. During the brief stage the client also displayed a strong preference for warm contemporary room settings. Trying to tailor the scheme to the specific requirements, we combined the purpely pink shade with neutrals with a yellowish undertone and soft textures like velvet to warm the scheme and give it a luxurious feel.
Scheming (as we interior designers like to refer to as) is not just about choosing a paint colour for the walls. It’s also about layering colours and textures and taking into consideration furniture, floors, fabrics artwork and accessories. Keep an eye on our blog for a picture of the finished room at the end of the summer. The room will feel tranquil, calm, warm and feminine without being overly pink and girlie!