Colours

Pierre Yovanovitch portrait Expert advice: on creating interiors with an individual feel

The Parisian interior designer Pierre Yovanovitch shares his decorating tips

Colour by nature paints by Farrow & Ball Farrow & Ball and the Natural History Museum unveil new paint collection

Based on the age-old palette used by Charles Darwin himself, Farrow & Ball’s new range is a force of nature


Roberto Ruspoli mural artist Roberto Ruspoli is reviving the art of fresco

Murals are given a makeover as this Paris-based artist puts a modern spin on the ancient art of fresco


image How to choose neutral colours for your home

Farrow & Ball’s neutral shades can completely transform how your home looks and feels. Here’s how to make them work for you


Master House No.3 Bauhaus by Walter Gropius Colour in Context: Master House No.3

This home in Dessau demonstrates the Bauhaus’ little-known love of experimental colour

Painted wooden screen and table in neutral colours How to decorate with neutral shades

Pale colours can be a challenge to get right. Here’s how to make them work harder at home



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image 8 ways to embrace colour and pattern

We’re here to say, don’t be afraid to be bold

image Green and grey was the colour palette of Milan Design Week

Salone del Mobile, a celebration of global design, is giving the city’s fashion week a run for its money


image The making of a colour trend

How does a particular shade become a seasonal standout in the world of interiors? Christobel Hastings investigates


Luxe linens from Italian bedware supremos Society Limonta, perfectly offset by a wall of green; Benjamin Moore’s “Deep Sea Green” paint is a good match. How to decorate with Fir Green

Not just for Christmas, deep, dark fir green works with many other complementary colours


Detail of the red hallway, seen previously in this home in Copenhagen. Dark colours always make wonderful backdrops for artwork. It also makes what could have been a real Cinderella space, into something marvellous. Photographer Birgitta Wolfgang. How to decorate with Chinese Red

Every successful home scheme needs an accent colour, and Chinese Red is a timeless top pick

White Bedroom: Cover House July 2017: Mallorca How to decorate with Pure White

The go-to classic, Pure White can lend a calm sense of solace to any room



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‘Cool Britannia’ Styling Suzanne Stankus, Photo by Damian Russell. First featured in the October 2017 “British” issue of ELLE Decoration How to decorate with Hazelnut Brown

This natural shade is the continuous workhorse of the home, adding warmth

Living room with teal wall, sofa, daybed and accessories How to decorate with Teal Blue

This rich enveloping shade embodies depth and warmth; perfect qualities for any home


image How to decorate with Dove Grey

How to use the contemporary homes neutral Dove Grey


Pops of terracotta can work well to add warmth, here a wall painted in “Red Earth” by Farrow & Ball is beautifully balanced by grey, pale pink and natural woods. The pendant light is by Oliver Schick for Gubi, from £186; the sculptural pots on the shelf are by Benjamin Hubert, from £45 each. And the pale pink throw on the white oak chair (from &Tradition, £329, Nest) is from Society Limonata, and the rust coloured throw is from Missoni Home, £244 from Amara. Styling: Tina Hellberg; Photographer: Magnus Anesund. How to decorate with Terracotta

How to decorate with colour: Terracotta


The Tripp Trapp children’s chair from Stokke. How to decorate with Lemon Yellow

A wash of sunshine, Lemon Yellow can brighten any room

Pastels shoot, first featured in the May 2017 “New Pretty” edition of ELLE Decoration. Styling Louisa Grey; Photography Jake Curtis How to decorate with Pastel Blue

The best Pale Blue recalls a pastel shade that was intensely popular in the 1950s



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