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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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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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Friday Late: Colour at the London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum Friday Late Colour_Karen Haller

If you love colour and you’re in London on Friday night 9 September 2016 then you’ll want to head down to the London Transport Museum for their Friday Late: Colour event.

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Embrace the feel good power of pink

Embrace the feel good power of pink - Pink Lady Apples_1 - Karen Haller

Pink is having its moment in the fashion spotlight this season. From palest rose to deep magenta: pink is everywhere we look this spring. I’ve been working with Pink Lady® apples and what a year for pink it’s been so far!

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re-ignite your business through colour

Blog Post Re-ignite your business through colour

An American interior designer called me last week and she was sharing with me her colour journey which is reflective of so many designers I’ve been working with over the years.

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Make Yourself At Home with colour

Get Living London_Make yourself at home campaign_Karen Haller

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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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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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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