Interior designer Cassandra Ellis has been creating paints for years – both for her own home and for her clients’ projects. Now we can all try them, as she’s launched her first range. Explaining the philosophy behind her colours, she says: ‘It’s about making an uplifting backdrop to life.’ Her 18 chosen shades are rooted in those found in nature, and are divided into four harmonious, user-friendly palettes: ‘ Whites’, ‘Pales’, ‘Mediums’ and ‘Darks’. ‘They can be used alone or together,’ says Ellis, ‘without any of them being overwhelming or attentionseeking’. Plus, they’re all hand-mixed in London. £59 for 2.5 litres (cassandraellis.co.uk).