Be inspired by this tranquil home where the colours and moods shift with the ever-changing light. Take your colour cue from this romantic Mediterranean villa and turn your home into a relaxing haven. The strategic use of soft, earthy neutrals beautifully softens the stark lines and bright colours of a contemporary creative office. As far as modern shopping complexes go, its often a case of seen one, seen them all. But not so with Joburg's 44 Stanley where eye-catching colour adds to the unique experience. For Philip Uys, paint is a faithful ally when it comes to constantly reinventing his hotel, The Barrydale. A feature wall injects energy and excitement into a scheme, yet without overpowering it. Three designers talk us through their conversation pieces. Plascon paint transformed a dull school foyer into a cheerful entrance hall that makes children and teachers feel welcome. A 1924 Herbert Baker house was turned into a showcase for the owner's love for colour and antiques. It stands to reason that a florist will be colour crazy, bringing touches of natures brightest hues into the home. Here, a kitchen is made-over to suit the needs of a busy young family.