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Make Yourself At Home with colour

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For the past couple of months working alongside one of my clients Get Living London (GLL), which rents and manages homes in East Village E20, we’ve been looking at how people in Britain use colour in their homes to promote GLL’s unique offering of allowing their residents to paint and decorate their homes.

In recent years, there’s been a trend towards white washed walls and neutrals. Whilst these plain palettes may be easy on the eye, white washing our homes may in fact be stripping away our personality.

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Proud to be Industry Partner Member BIID

BIID Industry Partner Member_Karen Haller

It was a real thrill when a few months ago the British Institute of Interior Design approached me to become one of its industry partners.

The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) is the pre-eminent professional organisation for interior designers in the UK, and as the industry body it continually strives to be forward thinking and help its members keep up with the pulse of everything that is changing in the industry.

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Why women need to reclaim their relationship with pink

Why women need to reclaim their relationship with pink

As a colour psychology specialist, one of the things I love to do is to observe the impact that colour choices have on our behaviour both as individuals but also as a society.

When you become aware that colour has this kind of impact, you’ll become even more aware of the colours you choose to express yourself.

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Colour Professionals – Get ready to ride the next colour wave

 

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Everything comes in waves, in cycles. Fashion designers, economists and historians will attest to this and looking back through the history of colour use in society so do I. That being the case I thought it would be an interesting exercise to chart how the wave of colour has ebbed and flowed over the past decade and, more importantly, where we are now in relation to current colour thinking.
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What’s behind Pantone’s dual colour of the year

Pantone Colour of the Year 2016

At the beginning of every year we find ourselves awash with countless colour trend predictions, forecasts and colour of the year. This year was no exception, but there was one unusual thing that caught everyone by surprise – for the first time one company announced dual colours of the year.

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Have you caught the colouring in bug yet?

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My neighbourhood is full of cafés. And recently there’s been a wonderful buzz of activity – adults colouring in. It seems to have become quite a phenomenon that’s sweeping the world.

There are literally hundreds of colouring in books for adults in book stores and stationery shops and with millions sold there must be something to it.

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online colour masterclass for holistic interior designers

Online Colour Masterclass - Get Your Clients Excited About Colour Again

First of all I’d like to say a big thank you for the great feedback from everyone who attended my online colour masterclass two weeks ago. Since then I’ve had many people contact me that they missed it, so back by popular demand I’ve decided to run “Get Your Clients Excited about Colour Again!” this coming Tuesday 24th November. So whether you were there the first time or this will be your first you’re all welcome!

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The next big thing? Colour

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Have you ever thought about where the next big thing comes from? Usually, it’s from the shadows. It’s been there all along, but it’s blended in with the scenery and no one has paid it any special attention.

But then something shifts and the spotlight gets turned on it – and its possibilities. It happens in fashion, architecture, and the world of interior design too.

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colour masterclass online – book your free place now

Live FREE colour masterclass by Karen Haller

It’s all go here behind the scenes with the preparation for my first ever online masterclass next week “Get Your Clients Excited about Colour Again!” and you’re invited!

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Is Your Client Chromophobic?

Is your client chromophobic

If you’re an architect, interior designer, or in fact any design professional, then September in London means one thing – London Design Week. This year I was honoured to be asked to help co-curate the four colour talk programme at 100% Design.

Other than the two times I was on stage taking part in talks myself, I was sitting front row for most of the other speakers. We had such a high-calibre line up of colour experts, I really wanted to soak up what they had to say.

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100% Design colour talks programme in collaboration with Karen Haller

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How exciting, London Design Week is almost upon us. When London immerses itself in all things design, attracting creative minds from around the world.

I’ve been busy working behind the scenes on the 100% Design colour talks programme. I can’t believe it was back in March, by a chance meeting at another colour event (Sean Rogg’s founder of The Waldorf Project with his sensory and intriguing Chapter Two: ‘Colour’) when I met the lovely Claire Barrett from Caro Communications.

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The colour wheel is just the tip of the iceberg

The colour wheel is just the tip of the iceberg

Colour is one of those amazing phenomenons that’s fascinated man for centuries. So much so there’s specialist colour scientists, academics and researchers around the world coming up with amazing new colour theories and findings all the time.

Interestingly, the new ways of working with colour coming out of the ongoing research aren’t widely known within the design industries. It’s as if we’re stuck in a colour wheel rut and haven’t moved on. But this is definitely changing.

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