Furnishing International Australia, June 2014 issue

June 11th, 2014


November 18th, 2013

A sort film about Luminary and Anna Starmer

Anna Starmer Luminary Colour from Charlotte Armitage on Vimeo.

Luminary AW14 Seminar Wednesday 24 July

July 15th, 2013

Anna Starmer will be presenting AW14 Trend and colour concepts at Whitespace in New York next week

How to be playful with colour

June 12th, 2013

A great article in the June edition of Home Journal, the interiors magazine from Hong Kong.

Written by my clever frind Kate Johnson, and featuring Luminary trends for Spring summer 2014.







Brand new Pantone colour website

April 22nd, 2013


At last the new Pantone Colour website is up

Anna has been working with View Publications for over 15 years and is now a contrtibutor to the new Pantone View Website

Sign up for a free 30 day trial



Somewhere over the rainbow……

March 6th, 2013

Educational Centre En El Chaparral, Granada, by Alejandro Muñoz Miranda. This Kindergarden in Spain is like walking in to a rainbow – amazing coloured windows stream spanish light in to areas……

Possibly the best flower stall in the world?….

March 6th, 2013

When Chanel opened a pop-up beauty boutique in Covent Garden, it was such a success they made it permanent. And for the next few days, the fashion brand are opening a flower stall in Covent Garden Market – and just in time for Mother’s Day. All of the flowers on offer feature in the brand’s signature scents. If you buy 100ml of one of Chanel’s perfumes, they will give you a hand-tied posy with a personalized message handwritten by a Chanel calligrapher on a camellia-embossed card. The stall is open from March 8 to March 10.



Luminary autumn winter 2014, now available

March 1st, 2013

In AW14 we want to touch colour – every story talks about colours in direct relation to their surface and material, from metallised, to glossy, to fluffy and textural.

With over 20 extra pages, giving a detailed focus on colour usage, key colours and seasonal POP colours

‘Luminary is a fantastic package: a unique, informed and beautiful approach to colour forecasting complete with a generous set of tools to further aid palette creation’
Steff Steen, Head of colour, Marks & Spencer

Please contact us for more details

Mount Etna erupts

February 24th, 2013

Amazing image from NASA’a Advanced Land Imager satellite

The Colour Scheme Bible, by Anna Starmer

February 6th, 2013

Newly released in paperback, The Colour Scheme Bible, is receiving renewed press across the US. at present.

Articles in January appeard in The Chicago Herald Tribune, The Detroit Free Press, the Tampa Bay Times, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Orlando Sentinel, The Hartford Courant (Conneticut), News & Observer, The Morning Call (Pennsylvania), & Reading (Pennsylania) Eagle,  Ventura Country Star (California). Also there was a separate article in Reno & Décor magazine

Front Cover

100,000 sold in hardcover, in North America alone

It’s hard to imagine a more comprehensive look at color scheme possibilities.
–Los Angeles Times

What a cool idea for the color challenged among us… 200 combinations fit for a king and queen and their royal family.

When it comes to decorating, the endless color choices available are enough to overwhelm the most determined home decorator. The Color Scheme Bible solves that problem, and with hardcover sales of 100,000 its value is well proven. This lay-flat paperback edition is sure to be an equally popular choice.

With 200 color scheme ideas to choose from, The Color Scheme Bible is an easy-to-use and inspiring reference to using color in the home. It describes how colors interact and the effects they have on a room. It explains how to choose colors that complement each other for a subdued effect, and which colors and combinations energize a room. The book also includes 50 recommended palettes that can be used with different materials for refreshingly original color schemes.

Features include:

  • How color creates ambiance and atmosphere
  • How to use color to give a small room the illusion of space and depth
  • 200 distinctive color schemes inspired by nature, art, travel, and even a favorite possession
  • 50 recommended palettes
  • A “How to Use This Book” gatefold.