Author(s): Hans Blomquist
Color is powerful - it can change our moods or raise our spirits. It can be positively life-enhancing, yet so many of us struggle with choosing the right shades for our home, instead falling back on a safe but unadventurous palette of bland neutrals.
In this, his third book, celebrated interior stylist Hans Blomquist reveals his lifelong passion for color and the way in which it can affect our emotions. Color can soothe, enchant or excite. And as Hans demonstrates, it has the ability to render rooms cool and calming, dynamic and stimulating or moody and intriguing.
As ever, Hans draws his inspiration from the treasures of the natural world, exploring shades from the dazzling optic white of newly fallen snow to the fiery crimson heart of a newly unfurled poppy and the inky canopy of the midnight sky. Divided into five sections - Dark, Pale, Soft, Natural and Bright - In the Mood for Colour will make you see color in a completely different light.
A leading art director and interior stylist, Hans Blomquist is one of a handful of stylists worldwide who are highly sought after by prestigious brands. Hans started working for IKEA in his native Sweden at the age of 16 and climbed the ranks until he ended up art directing the IKEA catalogue. After moving to London, he became a freelance art director for prestigious clients including Harrods, Marks Spencer, John Lewis, Zara Home, HM, West Elm, Ahlens and IKEA. Hans now lives in Paris but works all over the globe, from South Africa to Mexico to New York City. His first book, The Natural Home, was followed in Autumn 2014 by In Detail (both published by Ryland Peters Small)