colour science

international colour day karen haller 1

Happy International Colour Day!

OK, so full disclaimer here, 21st March isn’t officially recognised as International Colour Day. The AIC (International Colour Association) have had quite a long ongoing process with UNESCO to have this day officially recognised, but while we’re waiting, there’s no harm in celebrating it, right? Why March 21st? I think you’ll agree with the AIC’s…

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world earth day biophilic design and sustainability talk

WORLD EARTH DAY – Biophilic Design & Sustainability

This Saturday, 22nd April is WORLD EARTH DAY. EARTHDAY.ORG, the global organiser of Earth Day, are carrying on the theme from last year which is “Invest in Our Planet”. The aim of Earth Day is to demonstrate support for the protection of the environment. It was first held on the 22nd of April, 1970, and now, over 50…

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the little book of colour website karen haller

Launching The Little Book of Colour!

Today is the day! My book The Little Book of Colour – How to use the Psychology of Colour to Transform Your Life is out there in the world. It’s been almost two years since Penguin first approached me, but looking back now I can see this book has been a lifetime in the making.…

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newsletter sept 2015 colour wheel is just the tip of the iceberg

The colour wheel is just the tip of the iceberg

Colour is one of those amazing phenomenons that’s fascinated man for centuries. So much so there’s specialist colour scientists, academics and researchers around the world coming up with amazing new colour theories and findings all the time. Interestingly, the new ways of working with colour coming out of the ongoing research aren’t widely known within…

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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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alan alda's flame challenge what is colour.

2014 Flame Challenge: What is Colour?

How do you explain colour to an 11 year old? That’s the question Alan Alda (actor turned part-time professor) has posed for this year’s Flame Challenge to scientists across the globe. Alan Alda (actor turned part-time professor) founding member of the Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University which is dedicated to explaining complex science to 11 year-olds…

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grand designs live 2013 speaker karen haller grand interiors theatre.

Grand Designs LIVE 2013 – Karen Haller talks Colour Psychology in the home

I just spent the last three days giving talks on colour psychology in the home at Grand Designs Live, Excel London. It was an absolute honour to be asked to be one of their expert speakers. Colour psychology is my passion so to say I was excited to speak at one of the biggest interior shows in the…

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colour science… all about the colour blue

I came across this superb interview on The Why Factor where Dr Anna franklin from Surrey University and Philip Ball, science writer discuss in fascinating detail all about the colour blue – the science, psychology, symbolism and everything else in between. (Day 24 into my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge!)

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half way through 30 blogs in 30 days… most popular posts

I’m half way through my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge. And I have to say it’s been great fun. I’ve just loved the questions that have been coming in via Twitter and Facebook. (Day 18 into my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge!)

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science says… yellow is the most visible colour in daylight

Science has proven that yellow is the most visible colour in the spectrum. When you are next out and about, take notice of how much yellow is used – double yellow lines, road work signs, danger signs, river buoys – anything that needs to be highly visible. (Day 14 into my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge!) And…

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