Use Colour Palettes – And Create Exclusive Interior Styled Spaces

Kim Williams a local South African entrepreneur,
behaviour specialist and an interior creative_,_ celebrates the use of
vivid colours as a way to create a unique identity for interior

Being in one space for an extended period such as lockdown, puts a
spotlight on your surroundings and often stimulates new insights for
creativity and the use of colour.

Colour is an essential creative tool and there is no bigger colour
event than _The Pantone Color Institute’s_ announcement of the colour
of the year.

Kim is well known for her ability to use vivid colour palettes,
sentimental pieces, and repurposed vintage treasures in her unique
schemes to create an exclusive tone and a unique identity for each

The anticipation and excitement in the creative world before the
release of the colour of the year bonds a variety of creatives such as
designers, architects and marketers; serving to keep the industry
alert, connected and inspired.

The colour of the year was born from Pantone’s colour classification
system and these days colour companies play a pivotal role in how we
experience colour.

As the world of branding evolved, the importance of how we use and
live with colour began to affect the way we dress, the schemes in our
homes and we began to recognise the impact that colour has on our

The colour of the year inspires designers, captures the industry’s
attention and shines a spotlight on shades both new and old.

In 2018, Ultraviolet purple was completely new and unprecedented while in 2020 the use of Classic Blue was an already emerging trend.

Colour can motivate the items and elements you use in a space. As a
professional creative, Kim is constantly seeking inspiration to feed
her creativity, sparking new ideas and direction.

She was particularly inspired by Classic Blue – as it fit with her
love for bringing classical elements, such as repurposed vintage items
into her schemes. A key aspect of her style is mixing these vintage
elements with more contemporary ones to create intimate and meaningful spaces.

When Classic Blue was announced as the colour of the year Kim was in
the process of moving her home office, meaning that she had a new
space of her own to play with.

Serendipitously, she had also just been given a gorgeous painting by a
client that had a pop of Classic Blue in it. Inspired by the colour,
the blank canvas of her new office and the beautiful painting, her new
workspace was born.

_The wall behind her desk is an elegant Classic Blue and boasts the
beautiful piece of art. _

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A traditional black light fitting over her desk allows for a bright
space that will not cast a shadow on her computer screen and showcases her practical nature as it frees up space on the desk.

Her signature sentimental item, a sleek modern desk, sits proudly in
front of the wall and holds special significance both in the space and
in her life, as it was the first desk she could afford to buy new with
the profits from her now successful design business.

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Vintage black and white photographs salvaged from an old guest house
play off the black accents in the painting, and soft sophisticated
velvet chairs sit around a glass meeting table in front of a fantastic
white, blue, black and grey mural from U & G fabrics.

Marrying the classic and the contemporary can be challenging to
achieve. When you choose a colour for a room you need to envision what it will look like in terms of layout. The bones of a room are always
fundamental so spending money wisely on structural renovations is
always a good choice as they can influence the return on investment of
the property.

The structure and pieces that you have, your budget and the mood you
want to create are all crucial considerations when refreshing any
space. Repurposing vintage pieces may not always be the cheapest
option so when you are budgeting make sure you include repurposing
furnishings and budget for the entire design process.

Colour is an incredible gift and can change the way you feel about
almost anything instantly. The colour selections you make in your home
should always add impact to the rest of your space and work cohesively
to connect or highlight the different spaces in your home. If like Kim
you are mindful about these elements and use the Pantone colour of the
year as inspiration, your home is sure to be a masterpiece.

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