Your paint palette for the home you want to live in.
I'm Olwyn, An Expert in Paint Colours.
One of my earliest childhood memories is of being allowed to choose the colour scheme for my bedroom. I spent ages looking through wallpaper books before eventually deciding on one with a white background and tiny, pretty yellow and blue flowers - I loved it. When I got married my husband and I bought a Victorian end of terrace in South East London. It could quaintly be described as a “doer upper”. It had woodworm and damp, leaking roof and dated wiring. There was no heating or fitted kitchen and the only loo was outside. What a great opportunity to begin my love of all things colour. We were newly married and it was our first home together. We lived there for 3 very happy years and the house was completely transformed by the time we moved out.
This house was a great starting point for me. It was literally in at the deep end. It ignited my passion for interiors and colour. I discovered that I loved the process of transforming this dilapidated, unloved house into a happy home. I also discovered that I was very good at it. Every house we moved to, I learnt a little bit more. It was when our youngest child started school that I decided to change my career. I studied for a City & Guilds interior decor qualification and passed with distinction. Then I joined paint and wallpaper specialists Farrow & Ball and for 7 years helped create beautiful colour schemes for every individual customer.
In 2018 I set up Tickled Pink Interiors to share my knowledge gained over the years. As a colour consultant my job is all about colour. I visit my customers in their homes, often when they are highly stressed as they have builders in, and help them to create beautiful paint colour schemes. I see myself as a little oasis of calm, taking the pressure off, inspiring colour confidence and making the whole colour choosing experience happy and enjoyable, which is exactly what it should be. There is so much more to choosing paint colours than just picking a sample pot from a colour chart.
Happy Clients' Homes
"Olwyn helped us choose colours for every surface in our house as we are renovating and it was a godsend! We were overwhelmed by the choice and all the decisions that go with a build process and it was an incredibly helpful session which narrowed down our selection and has meant that I haven't ended up buying loads of tester pots. She had lots of great suggestions of combinations and styles that I hadn't thought of before. So worth the money and I would highly recommend."
Jane & Ben, St Albans
"Nobody needs 15 tester paint pots and the associated splodges on the wall. Olwyn comes in and gives you the confidence to paint your rooms in colours that you'll love but that also work with the natural light the room has and the furniture that is in the room. Life changing - well worth the money. Finally choosing paint is enjoyable!"
Rachel, St Albans
"We could have spent ages trying to choose the colours to decorate our rooms with & still not have been certain we were choosing wisely. Olwyn comes to your home so works with the lighting, existing furniture & flooring & guides you to decisions that we are very happy with.
Olwyn was very easy to work with, she gave us some brilliant ideas & the confidence to choose the right colours for us. We are delighted with the results & wouldn't hesitate to recommend her service, its well worth it in every way."
Sue & Mick, St Albans