In the Mood for Colour is the third book by celebrated interior stylist Hans Blomquist. In it he draws us into his world of interior styling and his lifelong passion for colour and the way in which it can affect our emotions.
“Colour can soothe, enchant or excite”
And as Hans demonstrates, it has the ability to render rooms cool and calming, dynamic and stimulating or moody and intriguing.
Many of us – yes us designer’s sometimes too – struggle with choosing the right shades for our homes because it is so emotive. We often end up playing it safe and regretting our choices but are too unadventurous to try again. Well, if that sounds familiar, I’d urge you to read this book. Whichever end of the colour spectrum you feel affinity with, you will find endless inspiration within these pages.
The book is divided into five sections – Dark, Pale, Soft, Natural, and Bold.
Hans, draws his inspiration from the treasures of the natural world. He explores shades from the dazzling optic white of fallen snow to the fiery crimson heart of a newly unfurled poppy, and the inky canopy of the midnight sky. This is something we could all learn to do. Nature has a way of putting colours together that are totally harmonious and we just have to open our eyes to the beauty around us.
I think it just may be residing on my coffee table for some time to come.
In the Mood for Colour by Hans Blomquist, published by Ryland Peters & Small.
Available from Amazon.
Photography by Debi Treloar & Hans Blomquist © Ryland Peters & Small.