I love those streets in London where all the houses are painted different colours – rather like the contents of an ice cream parlour. But as the city gets richer and and the residents get ‘chicer’, those colourful, eccentric streets are disappearing. In Chelsea you can see the homes lived in by the old-timers because the colours of the front doors are so bold and terrific.
Not everyone can paint the outside of their house bright pink or lemon yellow. But if you can embrace some colour by painting the front door in a bold tone – not garish or silly – just something more cheerful than black.
I’m going for Pink Cloud by Benjamin Moore at www.benjaminmoorepaint.co.uk Let me know what colour you will be rocking next season.