You Can't Drink These "Cocktails," But They Will Certainly Perk You Up Anyways!
If there’s one thing Will Taylor knows, it’s how to brighten up a lackluster home. The interior designer and self proclaimed “gentleman hooked on hue” heads up the blog Bright.Bazaar, which attracts over 400,000 readers monthly (not to mention over 2.5 million Pinterest users).
The bowtie-wearing color addict releases a kaleidoscopic new book today, Bright Bazaar: Embracing Color for Make-You-Smile Style (amazon.com, $19), which features over 350 photographs from Andrew Boyd from homes across America and the UK.
“Beige is boring.” —@Will_UK
Bright Bazaar is filled with Taylor’s signature “colour cocktails,” inspirational palettes culled from his gorgeous travel photography. The Lime Divine cocktail, for example, was inspired by two brightly painted folding chairs outside a French café. In a Miami sunroom (pictured above), the zesty colors are rendered in an azure couch and cool, green, Greek key patterned curtains.
As a special sneak peek of Bright Bazaar, Taylor shared some of his “colour cocktails” with InStyle. Read on and get inspired to fearlessly mix color and patterns with Taylor’s Beyoncé-level confidence.
In a Miami sunroom pictured here, the zesty colors are rendered in an azure couch and green, Greek key patterned curtains.
The Lavender Lick
The Citrus Twist
"Like every great band, every successful color palette needs a lead color to guide the rest of the pack," Taylor writes in his book. "In true Simon Cowell style, I cast a lemon yellow for the lead in my living room's Citrus Twist line up. I layered in zingy shades of green and red brights to support the hero hue for a chart-topping scheme."