As you know, I'm a die-hard advocate of the 'White on White' school of interior styling, but that doesn't stop me from having moments of intense fascination with colour. To prevent homes from becoming bland and lifeless, injections of bright, beautiful, fun colour are sometimes the perfect antidote.
Creating the perfect scheme is the crucial step... start with a collection of images, colour swatches, fabrics and wallpapers that you love. Play with them, mix them up, try startling combinations - you will be surprised where the exercise takes you.
You can then peel back the layers to start piecing together a colour scheme that reflects your theme...
For me, a little goes a long, long way, but don't be afraid to be daring if it suits your personality... your home should be a total expression of your individuality!
Images from here, compiled by me