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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Why colour has the power to bring us joy

Have you ever associated colour with joy? Have you ever noticed that certain shapes, patterns, design styles make ...
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Colour in Design Awards 2022 winner

New Designers is the premier exhibition where graduating UK design students have the opportunity to showcase their creativity, ...
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Let’s play a game, how many colours can you name?

If you’ve read my book, The Little Book of Colour, you’ll have read the colour naming experiment I ...
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Why Wimbledon Wears White

Every summer the best players from around the world descend on SW19 for two thrilling, nail biting weeks ...
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Have you ever had an experience smelling colour?

As an industry colour specialist, I’m often asked to share my thoughts on business branding, product colours and ...
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What could happen if these famous brands swapped their iconic colours? – part 1

Chances are you're seeing an iconic brand everyday whether that's when you're out shopping on the Internet browsing ...
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Happy International Colour Day!

OK, so full disclaimer here, 21st March isn’t officially recognised as International Colour Day. The AIC (International Colour ...
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Holi – a glorious festival of colour

The festival of Holi became internationally famous for throwing of colour. It's a glorious festival of colour, which ...
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St Patrick’s Day – Why Green…?

If I asked you what's the first colour that comes to mind when you think of Ireland, it's ...
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Turn Blue Monday into Blooming Monday with Colour

Today is apparently the most depressing day of the year. It even has its own name - 'Blue ...
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Why red robins are a symbol of Christmas in the UK

If you have ever wondered why red robins are associated with Christmas? Let me share with you two ...
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Pantone Colour of the Year 2022 – Is it blue or purple?

I’m guessing you’ve already seen Pantone's colour of the year, and you’ve probably already asked yourself the question ...
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