Heleen uses her passion for colour to help people make colour choices in their homes, designing colour tools to help make those decisions easier. She also takes great pleasure each year in overseeing the creation of the AkzoNobel annual colour trend forecasts, Colour Futures.

Before joining the Global Aesthetics Centre, Heleen was educated at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, Netherlands and worked in the world of magazines for 20 years, as an interior stylist and design editor.

I love deep blue-violet. It reminds me of my simple pleasures in life: blue jeans and starry nights.