Today's inspiration comes from one of Little Greene's new wallpapers - "Carlton House Terrace - blue plume". I have combined it with Farrow and Ball's "Rangwali" - a fabulous, bright, exotic new colour. Farrow and Ball came up the unusual name from the Holi festival of colours in India. Interestingly, though Rangwali is bright, Farrow and Ball describe it as having "an absorbing depth of colour which is achieved by adding a small dose of black pigment".
To create a vibrant, sophisticated look add some grey or silver tones and a blue velvet armchair or sofa.