Never one to choose the obvious, fashion designer Karen Walker confides current colour favourites.
Playing a part in the way people will live in the future.
Effortless. I try not to labour my look.
One? Not possible. My top three are dusty blue, navy and cream – because they always feel fresh but elegant.
Buttery white because I like a clean palette over which to play the rest of my interior choices. I also love dusty colours – greys, lilacs, blues and greens usually.
Being a fashion designer, it’s my job to create new possibilities with colour. And while there are a handful of colours we use every season, I also like to bring new colours into the work every six months and I think the same way with regard to my interior choices. There are favourites, but I’m not afraid to try new things also.
Karen Walker Resene Periglacial Blue, Resene Buttery White and Resene Beryl Green because they have enough complexity in them to create a perfect background for whatever else I’m doing with my interior design.
Never say never in design!
I would encourage others to mix dusty worn colours with intense, slightly off colours. I like colours that have a complexity and aren’t too obvious.
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