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Make Yourself At Home with colour

Get Living London_Make yourself at home campaign_Karen Haller

For the past couple of months working alongside one of my clients Get Living London (GLL), which rents and manages homes in East Village E20, we’ve been looking at how people in Britain use colour in their homes to promote GLL’s unique offering of allowing their residents to paint and decorate their homes.

In recent years, there’s been a trend towards white washed walls and neutrals. Whilst these plain palettes may be easy on the eye, white washing our homes may in fact be stripping away our personality.

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Techno Colour – bland gadgets have been eclipsed by a rainbow say The Independent

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Last week Simon Usborne from The Independent called to ask me about my views on the proliferation of colour in the gadget market.  I had no idea want was coming but I knew whatever it was, it was going to be big.

This week saw the release of the cheaper iPhone 5C (“c” for colour) which comes in yellow, green, blue and red and the more expensive 5S which comes in gold, white and ‘space grey’.  Very interesting colour choices, but more about that later.

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uk homes ‘unadventurous’ as 75% admit to obsessing over impressing their neighbours

ColourMatch from Argos Colour Campaign with Karen Haller.

I’ve been working closely with the team at ColourMatch to analyse the results from a nationwide survey on what people really think about their homes.

The study was released today and shows that three quarters of people admit their home ‘lacks personality’ and, when it comes to our homes, we are a nation obsessed with impressing others.

I had quite a busy day discussing the findings on no less than 12 radio interviews. Following is an extract of the press release with some stats I think you’ll find are an interesting insight into how the UK view their homes.

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latest research by Pitney Bowes reveals cultures see colours differently

Hina Sharma from Pitney Bowes and Karen Haller - Pitney Bowes radio interview.

If you were listening to the radio yesterday morning, chances are, you may have heard me along with client Hina Sharma, Head of Brand & Content Development Europe Pitney Bowes, being interviewed. We were on a bit of a radio interview marathon – on 15 radio stations across the UK, from BBC Guernsey all the way to up to BBC Scotland. We had a great time sharing insights from the colour research recently conducted by Pitney Bowes and analysed by me.

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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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bbc radio wales interview…wearing yellow gets you noticed Pippa Middleton style

BBC Radio Wales - Colour interview with Jason Mohammad.

The thing I love about radio, they are really tuned into the news of the day, as it’s happening. As a colour expert, I never know when I’m going to be called to comment on the colour stories of the day.

So it was no different last Friday morning when I received a call from Jason’s researcher, the lovely Angela asking if I could be on air in an hour to give my insights on some news stories relating to colour…

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Does colour change the way we feel and behave? What Radio 4 DIDN’T tell you

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Back in November I was interviewed by BBC Radio 4 as part of their week long Technicolour programme which was aired last week. Each day there were three colour experts speaking about their area of colour expertise from how our bodies create colour, colour language and perception, our reaction to colour, how colour is made and colour forecasting and trends.

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bbc radio 4 interview… Technicolour

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Back in November when I gave my talk at the colour symposium ‘Colour for Business and the Professions’ at City University London, I was thrilled to be approached by BBC Radio 4 to be part of their Technicolour programme.

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bbc radio wales interview… do men who wear pink shirts really earn more?

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Today’s blog is my surprise call from BBC Radio Wales this morning wanting to hear my thoughts on an article featured in today’s Daily Mail entitled ‘The power of pink: Men who wear shirts of that colour earn £1,000 a year more than those who don’t’

(Day 22 into my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge!)

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croydon radio … interview on the power of colour in business

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On Monday I had the pleasure of being interviewed on Croydon Radio’s Sonia Thomas who has a weekly show called ‘Down to Business’, which gives practical tips on business, careers, life and about ways of getting things done while having fun!

(Day 9 into my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge!)

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on fm radio … interview on the importance of brand colour and identity

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Yesterday I had the privilege once again being interviewed by Viv Oyolu, the creator and radio presenter of Dream Corner. The first time was back in September last year. Viv picked up the interview where we left off discussing the importance of colour and identity to a business brand. And this time I was joined by Lynne Stainthorpe from Big Idea, a brand specialist which was great as Lynne and I have worked together.

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talk radio europe … interview on how colour psychology is used in branding

Talk Radio Europe - Karen Haller interviewed by Kenny Jones.

Last night I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Kenny Jones from  Talk Radio Europe, based in sunny Spain. Kenny had scheduled me in to speak for 20 minutes but before we realised, it was 40 minutes later…

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