Colour File Interview: Emily Murray

If you’re a lover of interiors or the colour pink – or a delicious mixture of the two –  you can’t fail to have heard of Emily Murray. Lifestyle journalist and award-winning founder of The Pink House, Emily is a champion of making interiors styling wonderful yet accessible. Here, she tells The Colour File (we’re massive fans – can you tell?!) what colour means to her, from her first pink cardie memories to why she’d happily adios beige… Martha: CanRead more

Colour File Interview: Julie Seabrook Ream

American artist Julie Seabrook Ream is mad about colour. Unable to pick a favourite, she set about showing the world that there is multicoloured beauty in everyday objects, from breakfast cereal and cheese through to butterflies and books. Here, Julie, who lives in Ohio in the States and is the creator of the mind-blowingly stunning ‘Encyclopedia of Rainbows’, shares with The Colour File what colour means to her… Martha: Can you describe your first colour memory? Julie: Interestingly enough, myRead more

Colour File Interview: Emma Jane Palin

Emma Jane Palin is a London-based creative lifestyle blogger with an avid love for design, interiors, and travel. With a penchant for all things colourful, she seeks out the best of the design world from wall murals to illustrative zines, travelling as much as possible to keep the inspiration flowing (“Colourful city guides are one of my favourite things to rattle on about,” she says.) Emma isn’t just an award-winning blogger – she’s a DOUBLE-award-winning blogger, having won in theRead more

Colour File interview: Eelus

Eelus is one of the most important artists of the street art movement, having first burst onto the scene in the early 2000s alongside artists including Banksy, Faile, Ben Eine and D-Face. Although he still produces limited edition prints and large bold-coloured murals, Eelus’ work – which has roots in his graphic design and illustrating background – now includes provocative brass sculptures. His latest exhibition – informed by his anxieties about the all-pervasive nature of social media (especially on children) –Read more

Colour File Interview: Marion Deuchars

Marion Deuchars is an internationally-acclaimed illustrator who works with major design agencies as well as publishing illustrated children’s books. Known for her much-loved style of hand-lettering (used by organisations including the Royal Mail, the Imperial War Museum and Carluccio’s), Marion’s latest venture is a book called ‘Colour’ in which she takes us on a journey through colour, from the meaning of colours to artists and cultures through to what makes some colours stand out more than others. Here we findRead more

Colour File interview: Niki Jones

Designer Niki Jones is known for her eponymous geometric interiors collection. Kicking off her career with a designing role for Habitat under Tom Dixon and Georgina Godley, Niki went on to become the company’s textile designer and style co-ordinator then design director at Wedgwood. Her own company, Niki Jones, was launched in 2009 to great acclaim and has been a recognisable and much-admired brand ever since. Here, she tells Martha Roberts how important colour is to her… Martha: Can you describeRead more

Colour File interview: Kassia St Clair

Kassia St Clair is a self-confessed colour addict and has written about colour for Elle Decoration since 2013. Her book, The Secret Lives of Colour, which documents the history of colours and the vivid stories behind them, was published in 2016 and was BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week in June 2017. Here, she tells The Colour File’s Martha Roberts about her own relationship with colour… Martha: Can you describe your first colour memory? Kassia: My mother was a florist,Read more

Colour File interview: Karen Haller

Karen Haller @karen_haller_colour is an Applied Colour Psychologist and a leading international authority in her field, specialising in business brand colour, interiors, healthcare and wellbeing. With more than two decades of experience under her belt, Karen understands only too well how colour affects us, influences us and how businesses and designers can use it to influence behaviour. Here, Karen – who works with global brands including Farrow & Ball and Dulux – tells us what colour means to her in her workRead more

Colour File interview: Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin is a global authority on happiness – possibly THE global authority. Author of blockbuster New York Times bestsellers Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, she has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold more than two million copies worldwide in more than thirty languages. She also has a podcast with her sister Elizabeth Craft, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, in which they discuss good habits and happiness. She is currently working on a book about colour.Read more

Colour File interview: Hunt & Hope

Hunt & Hope creates sumptuous modern, hand-stitched needlepoint for the home. From cushions and footstools through to armchairs and headboards, founders Izzy Hunt and Emmie Hope use traditional stitching techniques worked exclusively by hand with vibrant results. Here, Emmie tells The Colour File’s Martha Roberts what colour means in both her work and play… Martha: Can you describe your first colour memory? Emmie: The tiled flooring in our kitchen in the early 70s. A hectic and geometric combination of oranges,Read more

Colour File interview: Jack Howard

Jack Howard is a global celebrity hair colourist based at Paul Edmonds London. He has tended the tresses of stars including Poppy Delevingne and Suki Waterhouse and is widely credited with bringing Balayage to the UK. He is also L’Oreal Professionnel UK Colour spokesperson, as well as teaching at Toni & Guy and Trevor Sorbie. Here, he tells Martha Roberts, creator of The Colour File, about what colour means to him… Martha: Can you describe your first colour memory? Jack:Read more

Colour File interview: @ChloeLovesToShop

Chloe Samwell-Smith was a talent manager at Endemol before taking the plunge to blog about fashion and style. Now mum-of-three Chloe – who is on instagram as @ChloeLovesToShop – has a massive and dedicated following for her down-to-earth yet elegant style. Oh, and she is queen of ‘storying’ – mainly from her car…Here, she tells The Colour File’s Martha Roberts what colour means to her… Martha: Can you describe your first colour memory? Chloe: I think this would have toRead more