With clever colours and out-of-the-box ideas, the office of Cape Town-based consultancy Instant Grass is transformed from work space shell to whole new world. With a splash of colour and a scatter of well-chosen fabrics and furnishings, two unused rooms were converted into customised studies. Colour has the power to affect how you look and feel. For better or for worse. Which is why colour therapy is all about using colour to create well-balanced spaces and happier homes. Here's how to colour-ise yours... In décor as in fashion, subtle is safe and bold is best. But only if you do it right... case in point this colourful flat, home to a Cape Town fashion editor and her model manager friend. Get a taste of the palate-tickling palettes in some of South Africa's freshest restaurants. It’s a house, a home, an office and a high-fashion shop. All in one. See how designers Malcolm Klûk and Christiaan Gabriel du Toit have translated their passion for colour into a vibrant new Joburg space. Life is never black and white. But the stylish workspace of freelance designer, stylist and blogger Megan Smith is, and it works. Photographer Micky Hoyle used the colours and textures of the Namibian landscape to create a living, breathing palette for a Windhoek boutique hotel. This sleek Pretoria home was the perfect outline for owners Lory Rosa and artist Sarita Rheeder-Rosa to colour in with blocks, strips and stripes.