JOURNAL

Welcome to my journal where you'll find articles on: the future of colour + design; the inspirations behind cutting edge human-design projects; and the power of using colour & design psychology to positively impact how people feel, think and behave. Enjoy! Looking for something particular? Pop it into Search.

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The many colours of Valentine’s Day

Did you know an estimated 224 million roses world-wide are grown for Valentine’s Day with 198 million in ...
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Chinese New Year… the significance of red

It's Chinese New Year and red is all around us! Also known as the Spring Festival, it's one ...
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How can sustainability and colour trends coexist?

How can we be sustainable and still use colour trends is up there as one of the biggest ...
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the top 5 pitfalls to avoid when it comes to colour trends

The top 5 pitfalls to avoid when it comes to colour trends

Who doesn't get excited or even a bit curious to know what the season and annual colour trends ...
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Which 2024 Colour of the year speaks to you?

Happy New Year! What are you most looking forward to in 2024? I've been reflecting on my wish ...
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Top 5 most read articles for 2023

With 2023 drawing to a close, I thought I’d take a peek at which articles were the most ...
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What inspired a deep dive into colour trends

Have you ever been excited to hear the latest Colour of the Year or the newest seasonal colour ...
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Why is Biophilic design in a ‘green’ rut

If you were to look up biophilic design or at the many interiors that follow biophilic design principles, ...
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Diwali… festival of lights and colour

Diwali is one of India's most important cultural festivals, celebrated across the nation and worldwide by the Indian ...
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Why red poppies are used to symbolise remembrance day

On the  eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month 1918 marked the signing of the Armistice, signalling the end of ...
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Colour & design surgery… why are Halloween colours orange and black?

This is part of the colour & design surgery series, answering questions from clients and readers. Question: “Why ...
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Colour, design and creating positive mental health

Back in 2018, one of the leading UK interior trade shows, 100% Design, released their forecast of the ...
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