Another wonderful Colour workshop with a room full of colour thirsty creatives was held earlier this month. I was thrilled to host my second Colour Psychology workshop for interiors with the immensely talented and inspirational Fiona Humberstone aka The Brand Stylist. Fiona and I put a huge amount of love and effort into these workshops as it’s a creative outlet for us too. From selecting an inspirational event space, Paper Mill Studios in North London, styling the room, designing the stationary and not forgetting the mouthwatering lunch by Hampstead Kitchen– always a feast for sore eyes, there is no detail that hasn’t been considered.
I love to host workshops around my passion for colour and interiors. It’s a great reason to gather a room full of people who are just as nuts about interior design as I am. It’s a day out of our daily businesses, away from clients, customers and deadlines, to talk with like minded business owners. Fiona and I treat the guests to mouth watering slide shows, mood boarding workshops and styling demo’s so the day moves quickly and there is plenty to learn and take away. The aim is also to ignite creativity and have a treaty day away from the office too.
After over 20 years as a stylist I’ve accumulated a heap of knowledge and confidence on how to use colour to come up with mouth watering schemes. Something I get asked a lot- just how do I do it! Even people who work as professional interior designers can find themselves falling into a bit if a design rut and always falling back on their go-to colours.
One thing I’ve always struggled with is how to form a framework around what I do as so much of it is intuitive. Having participated on one of Fiona’s Colour Psychology workshops in 2016, I knew the same theories that Fiona applies to help brand businesses could be applied to designing interiors for clients. What I also loved about this framework is your ultimately working out what colours best suit your client and the feeling in the room that they are after. If you could have the power to initiate a colour scheme that perfectly captures your clients tastes and personality- think of all the time and misunderstandings you could avoid.
We spotted lots of light bulb moments and the mood boarding sessions where a hive of activity. My selection of fabrics, papers and paints got ravaged by thirsty creatives all wanting to implement what they had learned.
If you love the sound of creating colour schemes for your own home, then I am hosting a solo Colour workshop on the 6th February, with the aim to help you devise your own unique colour palette that you can use throughout your house. As well as sharing my tried and tested styling and design tricks and touching on the basics of Colour Psychology to help you gain clarity on what works for you.
If you do work professionally as a designer, retailer or have a confident level of experience within interior design then come and join Fiona and I next June 2018 for our next Colour Psychology workshop suited to people who work in the Interiors industry or are confident at Interior Design.