Colour is simply visible wavelengths of light, so the quality of light in which a colour is seen affects it more than anything else. In the winter months, we rely on artificial lighting more than ever, so it’s important to know which colours work best in each room, and how they interact with your lighting. Our creative director, Marianne Shillingford, shares her words of wisdom for getting colour and light right this season.
“Bedrooms need the lowest levels of artificial lighting, and it’s here that the dark works in our favour for restful nights. Dusky shades like Denim Drift, Heart Wood and Warm Pewter are soft and gentle, turning down the visual noise, while a deep, rich blue like Sapphire Salute creates the effect of a summer night.”