I read lots of design and style books because I find it interesting to get the perspective of other designers and industry professionals. And it’s always fun to take a peek at what others are doing.

There are a million and one books out there advising on colour choices and explaining the psychology of colour. Some of them good, some of them not so much – but a good one to pick up is Sense of Style: Colour – by Shannon Fricke, a TV presenter and interior stylist.

This book is easy to read, full of practical advice and pointers. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just someone with a passing interest, this book is a good buy. Not patronising or littered with industry speak, just full of information that anyone can relate to. There are also a lot of beautifully shot images which could serve as inspiration for your next project.

An amber moodboard

A chapter on ‘the colour palette’

A red moodboard