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Black at the Golden Globes was a sign of solidarity

The Golden Globes is almost as famous for the array of colourful gowns as it is for the awards ceremony itself. I look forward to watching the parade of colours every year and I wasn’t at all surprised when the focus was switched from the glitz and glamour to one of a somber mood in support of the #MeToo and the #TimesUp movement.

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Back to Blue for British Passports

 

It was announced by Britain’s immigration minister Brandon Lewis that in 2019 the British Passports will be going back to blue.

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ChildArt Magazine – The Color Issue

When I was asked to write an article for US ChildArt Magazine which is a global education periodical written for 10 to 14-year-olds aimed at inspiring creativity, it took me all of a nano second to say yes!

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The Architects’ Journal House of Colour competition – and the winner is…

When you see design competitions they’re typically for huge skyscrapers encased in glass and steel so it’s a rare thing to come across a competition that’s more playful and lighthearted like a children’s playhouse.

In May this year it was a real delight to see The Architects’ Journal launch a competition called ‘House of Colour’ which was sponsored by buildings materials firm James Hardie, seeking entries to design a children’s playhouse.

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free online colour masterclass – book your place

Are your client’s colour questions tying you in knots?

Learn how to get your clients excited about colour again

 

After the success of running the “Get Your Clients Excited about Colour Again!” masterclass last November I’ve decided to run it again next week and you’re invited!

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The meaning of red in The Handmaid’s Tale

 

Hands up if you’ve been riveted to The Handmaid’s Tale? I certainly have. My friends and I have been talking about how it’s been an uncomfortable watch at times. The TV series plunges you into a dystopian society which is the uncomfortable part yet the story is compelling viewing.

And from a professional perspective, what I am finding incredible about this show is the use of colour, specifically the colour red.

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Colour Vs Light… which is more important?

So what is more important, colour or light, light or colour? That was the discussion lighting designer Paul Beale from 18 degrees and I found ourselves having over lunch at his east London studio.

I’m often asked which is more important and this isn’t the first time my response has surprised someone. Even though I specialise in the field of Applied Colour Psychology, keep reading and I’ll explain why.

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Who ignited our love affair of pink?

Over the past decade or two there’s been quite a lot of pink bashing. There are even pink trashing websites. I’ve always champion pink because I’ve felt it got an undeservedly bad rap. When journalists would call up and ask for my opinion and I’d say I’m pro pink, they would thank me for my time and kept searching for someone who loathed it instead.

You may have noticed things are different in the world right now – pink is hot.

And who do we have to thank for that?

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wan colour in architecture awards 2017 is now open…

Hot on the heels of the WAN colour in architecture award winner for 2016 being announced, WAN have opened up entries for the 2017 awards.

In the past the entry has been at the end of the year and then judging and award giving early the following year, which is why the 2016 winner was announced end of February this year.

But this year they’re doing things a bit differently.

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WAN Colour in Architecture Awards 2016 winner is…

WAN Awards - Colour in Architecture shortlist_Karen Haller

If you are an architect or a designer, chances are you’ve heard about the prestigious WAN awards that have architects and designers vying for their coveted awards from around the global. I was really honoured to be asked to be on their judging panel for the Colour in Architecture award to come up with a shortlist of nominees and then picking the winner for 2016.

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Colour Meets Trend event and you’re invited…

Colour Meets Trend event_Karen Haller

Have you noticed that every time you open a magazine or take a trawl through social media there seems to be a new colour trend, a new predication or forecast? If you’ve ever wondered why that is and you’re interested in discovering the mysteries of the mechanics behind trend predictions from three well-known experts, then I’d love to invite you to the Colour Meets Trend event on the 1st March.

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Wrapping up Colour of the Year for 2017

Wrapping up colour of the year 2017_Karen Haller

Have you noticed more and more companies are bringing out their colour trend predictions for the year ahead? And 2017 is no exception. Here is a round up of the four major paint and colour management companies with what they believe will be the Colour of the Year for 2017.

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