Can you tell you how much we love colour? It’s kind of chlorofyll for the interiors world, nourishing and energising our style souls. So when we heard of a new shop devoted to all things kaleidoscopic, we just had to pop down and load up paintbox brights, berry shades, new neutrals and modern pastels.

Colour Makes People Happy has a very limited selection just 60 carefully selected, quirkily named shades to lessen the agony of this green? or that green? Brighten your kitchen with a coat of Broad Bean (fresh green),enliven the bedroom with Dog Biscuit (pale orange) or play it safe with Old Towel (off white).

Owner Simon March’s (above) top tip for paint, is somewhat off-spectrum for a man who lives in a rainbow. Grey apparently is the best colour to paint your walls. Don’t scoff. Grey is a colour, too. It has rights. It also absorbs and reflects light (as well as other colours). And it goes with everything. Which can’t be a bad thing. Vicky  – Style Assistant

Colour Makes People Happy, 53 Grove Vale, SE22 8EQ (020 7207 1120 or, £30 for 2.5 litres.

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