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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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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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dulux let’s colour awards 2015… and the winners are

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Monday night saw the 3rd annual Dulux Let’s Colour Awards. The awards are designed to celebrate and reward the most innovative uses of colour and design across Britain’s creative industries and events.

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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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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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the color run is the happiest 5k on the planet!

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I can now concur. The Color Run is the happiest 5k on the planet. Yesterday the sun was shining down on the first ever London Color Run at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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colour psychology – using colour in interiors

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For the past few years, every quarter or so, Stacey Sheppard (from the renowned interiors blog The Design Sheppard) and I collaborate on a wonderful series relating to colour psychology for interiors. I love these articles which usually focuses on a colour that’s sparked Stacey’s colour curious.

So far we’ve looked at yellow, emerald green, indigo blue, tangerine, magnolia, grey and teal. Which colour takes your fancy…?

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dulux let’s colour awards evening

Dulux Let's Colour Awards evening - At the Loading Bay.

Dulux Let’s Colour Awards evening | The Loading Bay, Spitalfields | National and International award nominees & guests arriving.

The highly anticipated Dulux Let’s Colour Award winners were announced on 26th March at The Old Truman Brewery, East London celebrating the inventive, original and imaginative use of colour.

I had the honour not only to be one of the judges, I was also asked to present an award. Here are some pictures and a great video giving you a sneak peek of the wonderfully colourful evening.

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Dulux Let’s Colour Awards 2014 winners…

Dulux Let's Colour Awards 2014 and the winners are...

The highly anticipated Dulux Let’s Colour Award winners were announced on Wednesday night. I loved being part of the judging panel and at last I can share with you the winners.

And the winners are…

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Dulux Colour of the Year 2014 radio day with Rebecca Thompson

Dulux Colour of the Year radio day Karen Haller & Rebecca Thompson.

Talk about a marathon session. Yesterday, Rebecca Thompson (Senior Dulux Colour Expert) and I undertook  a marathon radio session. Rebecca discussed Dulux Colour of the Year and I discussed how colour can influence our mood and behaviour. We made quite a team!

From the comfort of the Big Bird media / Heavy Entertainment studios we were able to do 10 back to back interviews, before I had to dash over to prestigious BBC Radio London to be interviewed by the legendary Jo Good which was quite a treat. Then it was back to Big Bird for the final four interviews.  I loved how from our seats we were reaching virtually every corner of the United Kingdom and even on the armed forces station reaching the troops in Afghanistan.

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