Dis­cov­er­ing your in­ner colour

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - HOME - Laura Tri­este

IN­TE­RIOR stylist Si­bella Court is firm be­liever that the an­swer to find­ing the right colours for your home are right un­der your nose.

The So­ci­ety Inc owner and award-win­ning au­thor says your per­sonal items can re­veal the colours that you tend to grav­i­tate to­wards.

“What I find is that peo­ple are at­tracted to the same things over and over again and they don’t re­alise it,” Court says.

Peo­ple will have the chance to see this method in ac­tion when Court hosts the Colour Box Styling Work­shop this Satur­day at The Big De­sign Mar­ket at the Royal Hall of In­dus­tries.

“Each guest is en­cour­aged to bring a shoe­box of their favourite things and I will help them come up with a pal­ette that’s their own,” she says.

“It could be an in­vi­ta­tion you never threw out, a hand towel, some­thing from your child­hood, postcards, a Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tion.”

Court says the box of items can re­veal a lot about a per­son.

“It doesn’t just re­veal a paint colour, it re­veals a tex­ture or a fin­ish as well,” she says.

“Some peo­ple are into shiny things, oth­ers will bring in a rusty nail.”

Court says pri­ori­tis­ing your per­sonal taste over trends will help you choose the right colours.

“Peo­ple’s me­mories of a colour af­fect how they feel about it,” she says.

“Red might be pas­sion for some­one or it could re­mind you of the red lip­stick that your mum al­ways wore when you were a child.”

The Big De­sign Mar­ket will debut in Syd­ney from Novem­ber 25 to 27 and will in­clude a mix of lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional de­sign­ers in fash­ion, home­wares and life­style prod­ucts. De­tails: syd­ney.the­big de­sign­mar­ket.com

Si­bella Court uses per­sonal pos­ses­sions as hints for find­ing a colour pal­ette for the in­te­ri­ors that she styles. Pic­tures: Chris Court

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