Our colour trends team

_Louise Smith_ Senior global colour designer All blues and greens are wonderful, but the king is teal. Teal combines the peaceful quality of green and the calming nature of blue to make one beautiful and creative shade.

Louise’s keen skills in global trend-spotting make her instrumental in forecasting colour trends each year.

Louise Smith is a senior global colour designer with the Global Aesthetics Center, 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.