Living in Colour: Colour in Contemporary Interior DesignPhaidon Editors, with texts by colour historian Stella Paul and interior designer India Mahdavi

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“Showcases delectable design images in every shade on the spectrum.” – Martha Stewart Living

An inspirational visual journey along the colour spectrum, brought to life via the best contemporary residential interior design

Tap into the growing trend for injecting colour into home décor with this elegant, thoughtful selection of interiors in every shade and hue. Featuring 200 interiors from 130 designers, and showcasing 27 residential room types from a wide variety of home environments and styles, including living, dining, sleeping, and bathing spaces, in locations around the world, this is the perfect gift and inspiration for every style-conscious design fan – even space-challenged apartment dwellers. Organised by colour, from the purest white to the deepest black, from the hottest pinks, oranges, and reds, to the coolest greens and tranquil blues in between, this stunning book explores and celebrates the contemporary trend for vivid accents and vibrant transformations of our domestic spaces, whatever their size and wherever their location.



  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 290 × 250 mm (11 3/8 × 9 7/8 in)
  • Pages: 240 pp
  • Illustrations: 200 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838663957

Conceived and edited by Phaidon editors.

Stella Paul was educator-in-charge of exhibitions and communications, and senior manager of the Interpretative Audio Program (Digital Media) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. She established the Smithsonian Institution's Southern California Center for the Archives of American Art, and has worked as a curator at LACMA.

India Mahdavi is a Paris-based interior designer, best known for her use of colour in her work for such venues as Sketch in London.

"Incredible" –  AD PRO

“Depicts rooms from every part of the rainbow” – ELLE Decor

“Showcases delectable design images in every shade on the spectrum” – Martha Stewart Living

"Elegant" –  Aspire Design & Home