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Category Archives: interiors
I just spent the last three days giving talks on colour psychology in the home at Grand Designs Live, Excel London. It was an absolute honour to be asked to be one of their expert speakers. Colour psychology is my passion so to say I was excited to speak at one of the biggest interior shows in the UK is an understatement.
grand designs live london – come and hear me speak how you can use colour psychology to transform your home
I can’t tell you how honoured I feel to be asked to be one of the expert speakers at this year’s Grand Design Live, Excel London. One of the biggest interior shows in the UK based on the very popular Grand Designs TV programme.
After my friends’ congratulations, their first question was without fail – ooh will you get to meet Kevin McCloud… He certainly seems to be one popular man.
When the prestigious Society of British Interior Design (SBID) called to say they would like to feature an extract of my colour in interiors* chapter in their Winter 2013 issue of their Society Journal, it was a resounding yes! So just for my blog readers, here’s a sneak peek of just a few things written in the SBID feature.
Back in November I was interviewed by BBC Radio 4 as part of their week long Technicolour programme which was aired last week. Each day there were three colour experts speaking about their area of colour expertise from how our bodies create colour, colour language and perception, our reaction to colour, how colour is made and colour forecasting and trends.
It’s the end of another year and I’m always excited to see which blogs were the most popular with my readers. Checking Google Analytics below is the list of the 10 most popular posts.
It’s really interesting to see what my blog readers found of interest. There’s a great mix of business interiors, business branding and of course the Olympic games… yet all relating to colour! So from 10 to 1 here they are…
I was asked by a client of mine @joannapieters “[I] worked in the new age sector for a bit, was always told purple was the psychic colour. Curious about nature of purple and why?”
(Day 2 into my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge!)
Call me crazy, but after attending a Women Unlimited business brainstorming session yesterday, I decided as one of my action points to take on the 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge. Julie Hall ‘dared’ me and I do like a dare…
Brown is often seen as dull, lifeless and even boring. Granted given these are some of the negative psychological traits of brown. This article aims to show there is a positive side to using brown – showing how a variety of brands from very different industries are using brown in their business interiors to communicate their brand message.
Poor brown does seem to get a bad rap. There’s even a Winston Churchill quote stating “I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.”
The American voice over and jazz musician Ken Nordine has created music and lyrics that capture the essence of the colours. Here is his wonderful short video about the colour brown at just 1:33 minutes. Taken from his jazz album “Colours”.
“I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.” – Winston Churchill
Oh poor brown does get a bad rap. Did you know brown is actually dark orange…?