Mention the colour purple in an interior context and people are liable to run screaming from the room. But look more closely and you’ll find that there’s a lot of it about.
Who’s afraid of colour? Not Sophie Robinson. Fans of the BBC’s Great Interior Design Challenge will know her as one of the judges on the show. She’s a stylist and designer, and she runs workshops for people who want to learn how to use colour in their homes.
Niamh Courtney is a colour consultant for Irish firm MRCB, which includes the pigment-rich Benjamin Moore paints and Pantone’s industry-moving picks in its collection).
It’s official: green is the new black! The pundits at Pantone have spoken. Every year, the Pantone Colour Institute – an international think tank of colour experts – comes up with a colour that they see as a reflection of the international mood.
So you take your car in to have the paint touched up on your driver’s door. In the garage, everyone agrees that the new colour is a perfect match with the old.