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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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colour in nature… when red is really orange

Colour in nature - when red is really orange - Robin red breast.

BBC QI has to be one of my favourite shows. And I especially love it when they have questions relating to colour. In this particular show, they talked about colour in nature and when red is really orange.

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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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valentine’s day… what is the colour of love?

Valentine's day what is the colour of love - Neill Strain Floral Couture heart. This opens a new browser window.

Red has come to symbolise ‘I love you’ and this is nowhere more evident than on Valentine’s Day. Traditionally, it is the man who will give a gift for the one they love, admire… desire.  Given red is the colour of masculine energy, it’s no surprise red is the most popular choice of colour.

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business interiors – how to use orange in the workplace

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Following this month’s theme of Pantone’s colour of the year, I thought I’d look at how orange can be used in the business environment. So whether it’s your branding colour or not, there are still ways to incorporate orange into the workplace or your home office.

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business branding colour … meaning of orange

Colour of the year 2012 - orange business branding.What do you feel when you see a business using the colour orange. In the UK it has certainly has been given a bit of a bad rap.

Here are three very different brands all using orange from the cheap and cheerful EasyJet, the hip mobile phone company Orange and the luxury goods brand Hermès.

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personal branding colours…. what are you saying when you wear orange

When you think about all the colours you wear or see others wear in the work environment, orange is probably the colour you are least likely to see. Why is that?

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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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colour psychology … the meaning of orange

Colour Psychology - the meaning of orange.

Orange is one of those love it or loath it colours. For me it always makes me smile.

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colour & design surgery… why are halloween colours orange and black?

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This is part of the colour & design surgery series, answering questions from clients and readers.

Question: “Why are Halloween colours orange and black?”
– reader, Tamsin Fox-Davies.

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