Launching The Little Book of Colour!

the little book of colour website karen haller

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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Why Wimbledon Wears White

wimbledon tennis 2018 serena williams image karen haller

It’s a wrap on another exciting Wimbledon Championships. Every summer the best players from around the world descend on SW19 for two thrilling, nail biting weeks of tennis. I definitely had lady luck on my side this year. On three separate days I just chanced it and managed to get not only into the grounds…

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The meaning of red in The Handmaid’s Tale

elisabeth moss the handmaid's tale channel 4 blog karen haller

  Hands up if you’ve been riveted to The Handmaid’s Tale? I certainly have. My friends and I have been talking about how it’s been an uncomfortable watch at times. The TV series plunges you into a dystopian society which is the uncomfortable part yet the story is compelling viewing. And from a professional perspective,…

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the colour of love…

the colour of love

For centuries now St. Valentine’s Day has come to symbolise the day of love expressed through gifts such as flowers, chocolates and heart-felt notes. Colour plays a significant role on this day, often communicating the very message the giver may be unable to express. Have you ever wondered what message the colour is communicating? It…

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Pink used as pawn in ‘aggressive gender segregation’

pink used as pawn in ‘aggressive gender segregation’.

The pink and blue debate is back in the media today with the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail and The Times picking up on the story. I’m sure Jenny Willott, the UK Consumer Affairs minister sees it not just about the colour. There are actually two things going on here. Toy (object) + colour = gender stereotyping.

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Chinese New Year… the significance of red

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 of the largest celebratory events for the Chinese community. Red (紅 hóng) is not only the cultural colour of the Chinese people, it’s also their primary celebratory colour. In China, red relates to fire and energy and has…

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turn blue monday into blooming monday with colour

blooming monday 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 Monday.  It’s based on Dr. Cliff Arnall ‘formula‘ based on a number of factors such as Christmas holidays withdrawals, debt, low motivational levels, weather etc… And the calculations all add up to the third Monday in January being the labelled ‘Blue…

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