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WAN Colour in Architecture Awards 2017 winner is…

It was an honour to be invited back by WAN as one of their judges for the architecture awards for 2017. There were 31 award categories, where I was once again a judge for the Colour in Architecture award.

The WAN awards are run by the World Architecture News, the leading resource for industry information and project news. They believe that “Colour is an intrinsic component of architectural design. Not only does it influence the way in which we experience a structure, the intelligent use of colour also expresses the building’s identity with regard to location, typology and palette of materials. 

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Back to Blue for British Passports

 

It was announced by Britain’s immigration minister Brandon Lewis that in 2019 the British Passports will be going back to blue.

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ChildArt Magazine – The Color Issue

When I was asked to write an article for US ChildArt Magazine which is a global education periodical written for 10 to 14-year-olds aimed at inspiring creativity, it took me all of a nano second to say yes!

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The Architects’ Journal House of Colour competition – and the winner is…

When you see design competitions they’re typically for huge skyscrapers encased in glass and steel so it’s a rare thing to come across a competition that’s more playful and lighthearted like a children’s playhouse.

In May this year it was a real delight to see The Architects’ Journal launch a competition called ‘House of Colour’ which was sponsored by buildings materials firm James Hardie, seeking entries to design a children’s playhouse.

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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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Colour Meets Trend event and you’re invited…

Colour Meets Trend event_Karen Haller

Have you noticed that every time you open a magazine or take a trawl through social media there seems to be a new colour trend, a new predication or forecast? If you’ve ever wondered why that is and you’re interested in discovering the mysteries of the mechanics behind trend predictions from three well-known experts, then I’d love to invite you to the Colour Meets Trend event on the 1st March.

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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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are we walking into a colourless future?

Dulux Colourless Future

Imagine a world without colour. A world of silver, white and grey. If we are to believe the research carried out by Dulux in March the future looks, well, rather dull, drab and dark.

Why were we so in love with colour and felt free to express our colour choices and experiment in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and then to watch it slowly slide into an almost colour abyss from the ‘90’s?

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Ideal Home Show 2015 – win free bedroom colour consultation

Ideal Home Show 2015 - Colour Consultation_Karen Haller

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 let’s colour awards – vote for your favourite colour moment of 2014

Dulux Lets Colour Awards 2014

The fabulous Dulux Let’s colour Awards is now in its third year and I was absolutely thrilled to be asked once again to be on their judging panel.

Last year I was asked to personally pick a shortlist for the  category ‘colour innovation in technology & design’. This year my category was to handpick what I felt was the Colour Moment of the year and the great news is… you get to vote for the winner!

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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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