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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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Does Your Home Inspire and Uplift You?

Does Your Home Inspire and Uplift You? online summit

If your home isn’t a relaxing oasis that is full of joy, happiness, and light…

If your home design doesn’t nourish your soul and bring peace, harmony, and get your creative juices flowing…

Then something has gone awry.

But don’t worry. I would like to invite you today to transform your home and bring back the excitement, energy, and humor of its inhabitants by using the key tips and inspiring secrets of interior design experts and transformational coaches!

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Ideal Home Show 2015 – win free bedroom colour consultation

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As part of my exciting year long partnership with Hammonds Furniture I’m really looking forward to spending the day at the Ideal Home Show, Olympia on Tuesday 31st March as their in-house colour expert.

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Dulux Colour of the Year 2015 radio day with Rebecca Williamson

Rebecca Williamson and Karen Haller - Copper Blush - Radio Day

It feels like only yesterday Rebecca Williamson and I were on radio talking about Dulux 2014’s Colour of the Year, Teal. Today we teamed up again to talk about this year’s Copper Blush.  It was another marathon session giving 14 radio interviews within 3 hours with a combined listenership close to 5 million across the UK. It was wonderful to chat again with Charlene Guy on BFBS worldwide (British Forces Broadcasting Service) definitely a lover of colour and by the sounds of it all things pink!

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dulux colour of the year 2015 – copper blush with sophie ellis-bextor

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Every year Dulux UK, together with a well-known name, create a beautiful colour story, bringing Dulux colour of the year to life. Last year it was Alesha Dixon with Teal and the year before Nicola Roberts with indigo blue.

I’ve been eagerly awaiting this year’s story and today I received the ‘hot off the press pictures’.

This year it’s the lovely….

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Dulux Colour Blush – Trend Colour for 2015

Blog Post Dulux Colour Blush Trend Colour for 2015

Dulux have announced their Colour of the Year for 2015 is ‘Copper Blush’. A tone they say “breathes warmth into interiors”.

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Thomas Pocklington – Homes and living spaces for people with sight loss: a guide for interior designers

Thomas Pocklington - Homes and living spaces for people with sight loss - a guide for interior designers

Wednesday night was the launch of the first in a series of professional guides from the charity Thomas Pocklington. The guide’s author, Jacqui Smith, an interior designer, lost the sight in her left in 2012. She realised there was a need for a guide to be written and approached Thomas Pocklington. The result is the Homes and living spaces for people with sight loss: a guide for interior designers.

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care show SBID panel discussion: The Colour of Healthcare design

Care Show - SBID panel discussion The Colour of Healthcare design

This year’s Care Show are packed with great talks, group discussions and presentations at both the Keynote Theatre and the Dementia Care Seminar Theatre with the one aim: to improve healthcare design in UK.

This year five members of the SBID (Society of British and International Design) Healthcare Design Advisory Council will come together to discuss ‘The Colour of Healthcare Design’.

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The Great British Bedroom colour survey

The Great British Bedroom Colour Survey

Following on from the posting the The Great British Bedroom Survey infographic, I was asked by Hammonds Furniture to delve a bit deeper into the results of their recent UK survey findings and what the colours we choose for the bedroom reveals about us. Continue reading

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