The Home series is devoted to interior design and decoration, and presented in a handy format. Leading architects and interior specialists provide inspirational and unique designs that are packed with impressive ideas for your own home. Colour is a universal language and a way of expressing ourselves. It is one of the most important elements for bringing atmosphere and character into a home. Colours have many different associations and virtues: they can calm and relax us or make us feel energised. However, colours are often difficult to choose and may not always be simple to combine. Using a basic palette of three primary colours, with the addition of black and white, you can create an endless range of different shades: muted, vibrant, saturated or subdued. All of the projects presented in this book were created by experts in contemporary interior design throughout Western Europe. The selected colour palettes all owe something to local architectural traditions and to the style of the property. Subtle, monochrome colours set the tone in many of the projects. Opting for a sober, minimalist style also has an influence on the use of colour. Other interiors feature a slightly more exuberant take on colour, with a rich and varied palette showing influences from all over the world.