The bright spring-like colours in Sarah's living room take inspiration from two of her favourite paintings.
Style at Home Why did you create a line with Para Paints?
Sarah Richardson Para and I started working together when I was shooting Season 3 of Sarah's House. I loved their collection, and felt they approached paint and design in much the same way I do. Plus, I'm a proud Canadian and love working with a Canadian brand.
S@H Why 75 colours?
SR Most collections offer over 2,000 colours, which is just overwhelming for consumers -- 75 offers just the right amount of choice, without duplication or confusion.
S@H How did you know when a colour was right? How did it speak to you?
SR I've used almost all of the colours in the collection so there's been lots of editing. A lot of testing, sampling, and thought went into the selection process.
S@H Was there an overall philosophy?
SR I wanted colours that were truly usable and would produce winning results every time. Instead of selecting trendy, fashion-based shades, I went with my signature palette and created a colour collection that would work in combination. I love many colours layered together in a home and wanted to ensure that consumers would have no trouble mixing and matching my colours for their own homes.
S@H You have just repainted your home interior with the paints. What kinds of ambience did you want overall?
SR I wanted bright, spring-y, exuberant, happy colour. My life these days is really hectic, and family life is busy. I need my home to be joyful, lighthearted and youthful -- with all the colour I've added, it certainly is!