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Who ignited our love affair of pink?

Over the past decade or two there’s been quite a lot of pink bashing. There are even pink trashing websites. I’ve always champion pink because I’ve felt it got an undeservedly bad rap. When journalists would call up and ask for my opinion and I’d say I’m pro pink, they would thank me for my time and kept searching for someone who loathed it instead.

You may have noticed things are different in the world right now – pink is hot.

And who do we have to thank for that?

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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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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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What’s behind Pantone’s dual colour of the year

Pantone Colour of the Year 2016

At the beginning of every year we find ourselves awash with countless colour trend predictions, forecasts and colour of the year. This year was no exception, but there was one unusual thing that caught everyone by surprise – for the first time one company announced dual colours of the year.

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Have you caught the colouring in bug yet?

Blog Post - Have you caught the colouring in bug yet

My neighbourhood is full of cafés. And recently there’s been a wonderful buzz of activity – adults colouring in. It seems to have become quite a phenomenon that’s sweeping the world.

There are literally hundreds of colouring in books for adults in book stores and stationery shops and with millions sold there must be something to it.

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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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Dulux Colour of the Year 2014 – Teal with Alesha Dixon

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Dulux Colour Of The Year | Image of Alesha Dixon, courtesy of Dulux.

Back in October I attended the annual Dulux Colour Futures seminar presented by world renowned colour expert Per Nimer, where they announce the Colour of the Year 2014 – Teal.

I’ve been waiting with bated breath for their official launch as I knew it was going to be something special. And it certainly is. Special thanks to Dulux for sending me the two stunning official photographs in this post.

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dulux Colour Futures™ 2013 trend colour sneak peek…

Dulux Colour Futures 2013 trend colour sneak peak.

On Friday I headed off to what is becoming an annual event for me, listening to the engaging and interesting AkzoNobel colour expert, Per Nimer, discussing futures trends in colour.  It is at this talk where Per also announces the coming year’s trend colour.

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and the dulux colour for 2012 is… firecracker 4

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Last month I featured Pantone’s colour of the year Tangerine Tango and blogged about all things orange. This month it’s Dulux’s turn.  Their colour of the year is called Firecracker 4. A hue Dulux describe as a “blushing, lively juicy red”.

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and the pantone colour for 2012 is… tangerine tango

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I always get excited at the end of the year as I know the major forecasting companies are about to announce their colours for the coming year. For 2012 I’m looking at Pantone and I’m not at all surprised by their predication.

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