Louise Smith is a senior global colour designer with the Global Aesthetics Center, a team of design experts who forecast the colour trends that ultimately influence how we decorate our homes. Louise is instrumental in identifying and developing colour trends for the year ahead, as well as writing the colour trends forecast book, Colour Futures, which brings the trends to life.

Before joining the team, Louise studied textile design, and spent over 12 years working for decorative brands in the UK, designing colour collections and directing inspirational photography.