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that colour changing dress… why we see different colours

that colour changing dress... why we see different colours

I was with friends when ‘that dress’ hit the internet. They thought I was pulling their leg when I said I saw a gold/white dress when they were seeing blue/black. How can it be we could see such different colours looking at the same photograph?

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2014 Flame Challenge: What is Colour?

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How do you explain colour to an 11 year old?

That’s the question Alan Alda (actor turned part-time professor) has posed for this year’s Flame Challenge to scientists across the globe.

Alan Alda (actor turned part-time professor) founding member of the Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University which is dedicated to explaining complex science to 11 year-olds who are also the judges.

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How to Gain an Advantage for Your Small Business through Colour

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You may think big businesses have all the competitive advantages in marketing?

What if I told you there was one thing that you as a small business could gain advantage over them? And that’s colour.

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12th International AIC Colour Congress… bringing colour to life

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Colour Olympics is coming to town! I’m very excited because the AIC (International Colour Congress) is starting on Monday 8th July. Colour societies from all over the world will be coming together to, you guessed it, talk all things colour. As this takes place every four years you could say it’s the colour equivalent of the Olympics!

The AIC congress isn’t just for the colour societies. It provides a unique forum bringing together colour practitioners, researchers, academics, designers, lighting experts, and business leaders from all over the world with the aim of sharing ideas, interacting and learning about recent advances in their fields of expertise.

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clerkenwell design week… come and hear me speak how you can use colour psychology in the workplace

Clerkenwell Design Week at Humanscale

The highly anticipated Clerkenwell Design Week starts next week. And I’m very excited to be asked by Humanscale to give two talks at their Clerkenwell showroom.

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Survey by 3M Post-it reveals the colours of a nation

Karen Haller  - 3M Post-it radio interview.

What an exciting day… after working for the past several months with client 3M Post-it, the creators of Post-it, I revealed the results of our nationwide research findings in no less than 11 radio interviews.

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Colour For Business And The Professions: Applying The Power Of Colour event

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Today is the last day of my 30 blogs in 30 days and for me there is no better way to end than on what was the colour event of the year.

Today at City University London, with a sell out audience, 10 colour experts spoke at the all-day colour symposium ‘Colour For Business And The Professions: Applying The Power Of Colour’.

(Day 30 into my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge!)

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did you know there were eleven basic colour terms?

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When Brent Berlin and Paul Kay introduced basic colour terms in their 1969 book ‘Basic color terms: Their Universality and Evolution’, it was the start of a new way of thinking about colour terms and colour naming.

(Day 3 into my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge!)

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30 blog posts in 30 days challenge starts today…

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…

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the colour group (gb) symposium – colour for business and the professions

Colour Group GB Colour for Business and the Professions.

Colour is an integral part of every business and every product and is often the most important part of a design, so understanding how to apply colour effectively is critical to business success and our own performance and well-being.

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Business branding colours… meaning of green

This month I’m looking at how the colour green is used by major brands to attract their ideal customers and get them into the ‘buying mood’.

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dispelling the confusion over colour psychology

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I often get asked what is colour psychology exactly. There is definitely a lot of confusion out there with colour association and colour symbolism often being mistaken for colour psychology.  So I thought I would explain the differences to clear up any confusion.

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