Louise Smith is a senior global colour designer with the Global Aesthetics Centre, a team of design experts who forecast the colour trends that ultimately influence how we decorate our homes. Louise is instrumental in identifying and developing colour trends for the year ahead, as well as writing the colour trends forecast book, Colour Futures, which brings the trends to life.

Before joining the team, Louise was educated in textile design, and spent over 12 years working for decorative brands in the UK, designing colour collections and directing inspirational photography.

All blues and greens are wonderful, but king of them all is teal. Teal combines the restful quality of green and the soothing nature of blue and wraps it all up in a beautiful and creative shade.