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an insight into naming paint colours

Colour and Paint - Royal Academy - Will Alsop range

Back in early March I had the opportunity to fulfil one of my bucket list dreams – naming paint colours. I was invited by Bill Wallsgrove from Colour & Paint to join him on naming a new paint range from architect and artist Will Alsop OBE RA as part of the Colour & Paint Royal Academy collection.

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dulux let’s colour awards evening

Dulux Let's Colour Awards evening - At the Loading Bay.

Dulux Let’s Colour Awards evening | The Loading Bay, Spitalfields | National and International award nominees & guests arriving.

The highly anticipated Dulux Let’s Colour Award winners were announced on 26th March at The Old Truman Brewery, East London celebrating the inventive, original and imaginative use of colour.

I had the honour not only to be one of the judges, I was also asked to present an award. Here are some pictures and a great video giving you a sneak peek of the wonderfully colourful evening.

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Five of my favourite colourful Finds this month

Five of my favourite colour finds this month - march 2014

Wrapping up this month here are five of my favourite colourful finds. I hope you enjoy them too.

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Dulux Let’s Colour Awards 2014 winners…

Dulux Let's Colour Awards 2014 and the winners are...

The highly anticipated Dulux Let’s Colour Award winners were announced on Wednesday night. I loved being part of the judging panel and at last I can share with you the winners.

And the winners are…

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International Colour Day 21st March… come join us

 

International Colour Day March 21st 2014. This opens a new browser window.

You are invited to join The Colour Group (GB) and Omnibus Clapham for an exciting day of FREE talks, exhibits, and activities for all ages, celebrating the fascinating subject of colour.

With interactive games, a colour puzzle, 3-D printing in colour, demonstrations of thermal imaging, microwaves, pigments and materials for the artist, jewellery, vision testing and a new colour-based phone app for you to see and try!

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ideal home show – book your free colour consultation with me at the ideal advice centre

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I’m delighted to be asked to be part of the Ideal Advice Centre at this year’s Ideal Home Show giving expert advice on using colour in your home. I’ll be holding free 30 minute consultations on Tuesday 25th and Sunday 30th March on anything from how to put together a colour scheme to how to work the latest trends into your existing decor to any colour conundrum you may have. Book your slot now.

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The serious ‘selling power’ of colour

The serious 'selling power' of colour.

You may think colour is just child’s play. You may think colour is just a visual experience. In fact, colour is an incredibly powerful phenomenon used to influence us every day of our lives. It can influence our mood, behaviour and feelings; making us move quickly, feel relaxed, take action, eat more and spend more.

It may seem hard to believe colour can have such an impact on our everyday lives. This is probably down to the fact the majority of us are only 20% conscious of the colour choices we make.

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Buy your own Kolormondo

Kolormondo 3D puzzle.

If you are looking for a great colour starter tool but find flat colour wheel diagrams not that easy to understand, then the Kolormondo 3D globe might be just the thing you are looking for.

Ideal for school children or those who want to learn and understand more about colour. It’s also proving a popular educational tool for teachers and colour specialists who teach basic colour theory in an easy to understand way.

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Dulux Colour of the Year 2014 radio day with Rebecca Thompson

Dulux Colour of the Year radio day Karen Haller & Rebecca Thompson.

Talk about a marathon session. Yesterday, Rebecca Thompson (Senior Dulux Colour Expert) and I undertook  a marathon radio session. Rebecca discussed Dulux Colour of the Year and I discussed how colour can influence our mood and behaviour. We made quite a team!

From the comfort of the Big Bird media / Heavy Entertainment studios we were able to do 10 back to back interviews, before I had to dash over to prestigious BBC Radio London to be interviewed by the legendary Jo Good which was quite a treat. Then it was back to Big Bird for the final four interviews.  I loved how from our seats we were reaching virtually every corner of the United Kingdom and even on the armed forces station reaching the troops in Afghanistan.

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2014 Flame Challenge: What is Colour?

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How do you explain colour to an 11 year old?

That’s the question Alan Alda (actor turned part-time professor) has posed for this year’s Flame Challenge to scientists across the globe.

Alan Alda (actor turned part-time professor) founding member of the Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University which is dedicated to explaining complex science to 11 year-olds who are also the judges.

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the colour of love…

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For centuries now St. Valentine’s Day has come to symbolise the day of love expressed through gifts such as flowers, chocolates and heart-felt notes. Colour plays a significant role on this day, often communicating the very message the giver may be unable to express.

Have you ever wondered what message the colour is communicating? It may not be what you think…

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Pink used as pawn in ‘aggressive gender segregation’

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The pink and blue debate is back in the media today with the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail and The Times picking up on the story.

I’m sure Jenny Willott, the UK Consumer Affairs minister sees it not just about the colour. There are actually two things going on here. Toy (object) + colour = gender stereotyping.

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