One of the reasons why we created Styling Secrets is a love of colour, pattern and texture, we love the way that each element can create an emotion and add so much to a room, or an image. The colours you choose, and the textures you introduce can dramatically change the way that you feel when you enter a room, or how others engage with your images.

Tricia Guild Paint Box - Tricia Guild - Colour Inspiration - Styling of our favourite sources of inspiration this autumn is the absolutely gorgeous Tricia Guild Paint Box by Tricia Guild.

In this inspiring and practical book she’s lifted the lid on her ‘paint box’, providing visual inspiration, expert advice and 45 bespoke palettes. Each story describes its inspiration and features a room showing how it can be used. Hints and tips – such as how to use plains, patterns and texture, or how to alter the balance of the colours – spell out how to create different effects. Mood boards demonstrate how to ensure your chosen palettes will work.

We love Tricia’s evocative narrative that accompanies each palette, whether talking about Mid-Summer Skies, Italian marble, Umbria in Spring, or Highland Heather her influences range across so many beautiful and uplifting sources.

This book  is full of stunning images showing the colours in their full glory, for anyone looking to add a little ‘joie de vivre’ to their home this wonderful book is a great place to start and for a stylist this is the ultimate inspiration!

If you are feeling inspired why not take a look in our online shop for beautiful pieces to use to make your own colour inspiration creation.  You can also take look in our partners page to find wonderful suppliers and professionals who can help to create your dream design.