colour in communication

the little book of colour available for preorder karen haller

My first book – The Little Book of Colour available to preorder!

You know when you need to keep something a secret yet bursting to let everyone know? This is what I’ve had to do for just over a year, but I can now finally share with you that I’ve busy writing my first book! I’m really excited to announce that after a decade of working in…

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colour collective uk colour in branding & advertising talk karen haller

colour talk – colour in branding & advertising

I’m delighted to be asked to speak at the Colour Collective UK’s October event Colour in Branding & Advertising – Palette to poster. The Colour Collective UK is made up of a fabulous group of colour lovers and devotees based in the north of England. They are great at seeking out and bringing together an…

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why colour has the power to bring us joy karen haller

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 you feel happier than others? This is the subject of a really fantastic Ted2018 talk by a woman named Ingrid Fetell Lee’s Where joy hides and how to find it (if you haven’t seen the video you’ll…

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newsletter aug 2016 business branding colours faq

Business branding colours – 5 most frequently asked questions

It’s been a while since I wrote an article on colour and branding, but that hasn’t stopped the questions coming in. So I thought I’d share the top 5 most frequently ask questions here with you.

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newsletter june 2016 is this the world's ugliest colour

Is this really the world’s ugliest colour?

Opaque Couche otherwise known as Pantone 448 C has won the ‘ugliest’ colour crown after Australian research agency GfK Bluemoon came up with the colour in response to the Australian government’s plain cigarette packaging policy.

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newsletter june 2015 the brand colour dilemma banner

the brand colour dilemma

You only have to go into a department store, a supermarket or online to see the thousands of businesses catering to our every need, want and desire. When it comes to picking colours for your own business brand, have you ever found yourself wondering what colours to pick?

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newsletter apr 2015 colour can make or break your customers experience banner

colour can make or break your customer’s experience

Take a minute and think of three words to describe the impact of your brand colours. When I asked this question to my clients the words I most often hear are: exclusive, cutting edge, innovative, empathy, trust, quality, playful, fun…which makes it very clear that colour is more than just a visual experience; colour is…

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that colour changing dress... why we see different colours

that colour changing dress… why we see different colours

I was with friends when ‘that dress’ hit the internet. They thought I was pulling their leg when I said I saw a gold/white dress when they were seeing blue/black. How can it be we could see such different colours looking at the same photograph?

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newsletter feb 2015 four fab reasons banner

Four Fab Reasons to Rethink Your Business Brand Colours

1. Attracting the Wrong Type of Customer/Client Not getting the customers you want? Attracting the wrong type of customer? Worst still, not attracting any? Want to attract the right customers and know how to use colour as your silent sales force?

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newsletter oct 2014 recognise these brands by their colours alone banner

recognise these brands by their colours alone?

This month’s brand blog I thought I’d try a little game to demonstrate how we can recognise brands by colour alone. Even if we haven’t bought anything from these major brands, through marketing and advertising we still have them stored in our subconscious memory. We only have to walk down the street or drive on the…

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