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Welcome to a world where choosing colour for your home is a journey of inspiration

Home is your sanctuary

My philosophy is that a home grows by slow design, as a place to experience, celebrate and imagine moments between people and their surroundings.

It is an intimate space where we can commune with ourselves, those we share it with, and our precious possessions. When intentional colour design is used creatively in the home, it can help define us — by surrounding us with echoes of the chapters of our lives and our evolving tastes.

Terracotta paint wash on a bedroom wall

Courtesy of Bauwerk Colour

Painter’s palette colour with Fiona de Lys, interior colour consultant

Transform a space with natural colours that tell your story

Much like an artist paints a picture, introducing colour into your home can give a space atmosphere and feeling. This personal relationship with the home is core to my colour consultancy practice, where your aspirations, memories and taste are represented by colour to tell stories about your past, present and future.

“Antique colours are aged beauty captured at it’s most splendid.”

Fiona de Lys

Let’s create your aesthetic narrative

As a playful way of creating colour harmonies, I often select combinations from photographs or paintings — fragments of life, real and imagined. In the same way a camera captures a moment in time, I use imagery and sentiment to curate a personal and beautiful palette for your home.

A colour palette inspired by a portrait painting

“Colours, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.”

Pablo Picasso

Personalised colour palette wheel by Fiona de Lys, interior colour consultant

Discover your own personal palette

My background comprises time spent in floristry, home renovation, and antiques, and a lifelong fascination with colour. These experiences inform my understanding of colour and how to read light — it’s a multi-disciplinary approach, combining perception and intuition, which makes a world of colour and personalised palettes available to my clients.

Specialising in the colours and textures of sustainable, designer paint brands (under Sustainable paint above), I can help you use colour around your home in a conscientious way.

Let’s start your transformation

I work with clients all over the world, virtually and in-person, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have a question or would like to make a colour consultation booking.

Home colour consultations start from £245 and virtual appointments from £35. You can call me on +44 (0)7443 429 614 or message me if you’d like to discuss a project.

Download my Welcome PDF for more details.

Fiona de Lys, interior colour consultant, working in her Georgian cottage in North London

Thrival Interiors

“Fiona has an innate, highly developed and deep understanding of aesthetics and colour curation. It’s always a pleasure collaborating with her when styling a project or creating a colour scheme.”

Rachael Smith photography

“Fiona really gets the essence of the home she’s in. I have worked with her on several magazine shoots and each one has been an absolute pleasure. A calm, fabulous stylist who adds the finishing touches perfectly. She is an absolute gem!”

Claudia, private client

“Your understanding of how I wanted to connect with the rooms in my home exceeded my expectations. The observations you made about what is important to me in my life, based on my decor, was spot on. Somehow you managed to bring everything together for a fully considered look after our interior designer finished her work!”

Davina, client of Edward Bulmer Natural Paint

“Her knowledge of colours and how they work in a room was astounding and beyond helpful. We love the selection she’s made and are really looking forward to the paint cards, as well as starting the paint job.”

Mary Ann & Amy, private clients

“Fiona was so amazing to work with. She helped transform a rather dull and plain Hampstead flat. Her creativity and ingenuity, knowing just what to do and where, was spectacular to witness!”

Andrea Galer, The London Film Fashion Centre

“Wonderful work and I very much enjoy collaborating on projects with her.”

Chantal Gelb

“We were thrilled with Fiona’s service. She unlocked our aesthetic narrative and guided us toward a palette of colours we wouldn’t have had the confidence to choose, and we absolutely love it. She brings an innate perceptiveness, attention to detail and understanding of colour, with extensive knowhow and experience.”

Jo Elliot

“Within an hour of arriving at the house, Fiona had analysed the structural detailing and lighting plan of our cottage. After listening patiently to my haphazard thoughts, she helped plan the entire paint scheme brilliantly, whilst considering how colours respond to light throughout the morning. I was thrilled with her choices. Her help was invaluable.”

Josephine Corbett

“Joy. Thank you so much for today. It really was such a treat for me and I feel so excited getting it all done. I’m even warming to the lavender in the kitchen — the sky was full of it this evening, and I started noticing it everywhere! All so exciting. Thank you.”

Private client

“Fiona is a marvel. Her colours come together in a beautiful symphony. She really takes the time to consider the narrative of a home and its inhabitants to conjure a beautiful palette fit for their story. We had such a fun morning building the layers; it was a treat to see it all come together under her expert eye.”