Take the plunge into the deep, dark blue

The Times | August 2016


The interior designer Simone Suss, of Studio Suss, thinks deep colours have become popular as a backlash to the excessive use of beige and taupe in the early millennium.

“We do whole rooms in dark blue. We even use it on the ceiling, which is a bold choice, but it has the effect of making you feel cocooned,” Suss says. “Painting everything in the same shade —
from the skirting board to the door to the ceiling — adds a contemporary feel. You don’t necessarily notice it’s all blue, but it creates a calming space. I wouldn’t go for a feature wall in blue; I prefer to adopt it wholesale”.

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