Colour Vs Light… which is more important?

colour vs light which is more important blog karen haller

There is one question that I’m often asked and that is “what’s more important, colour or light?” It’s a question I’m asked by my colour & design students, design professionals, from the audience at design shows, even with lighting designers. And my initial response is often met with surprise given I specialise in the field…

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Boys can like pink too

boys can like pink karen haller

“Why do I have to dress in green and blue and grey, when I love red and pink and purple?” These are the words from 9 year old Ace, son of UK TV presenter Emma Willis. Emma admits on national TV she was ‘overwhelmed’ by the reaction to her son wearing pink – ‘He’s just…

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Shaping the future using colour psychology and behavioural design

shaping the future using colour psychology and behavioural design karen haller

One of the exciting projects I’m working on at the moment is a collaboration with Boxx Creative and Michelin star chef Oliver Marlow to envisage a 2035 dining experience. It’s for this year’s Sleep & Eat virtual show and I recently wrote an article for them on the five reasons why colour psychology and behavioural design will shape the…

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Entries now open for Colour and Design Awards 2020

colour in design awards 2020 karen haller

If you’re a UK design student and colour and design is your thing, if it’s your passion and you were all set to show off your work at New Designers this year, then you’ll want to enter the COLOUR IN DESIGN Awards or if you know someone who is a design student let them know about…

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2020 Colour Vision: seeing colour in a new light

2020 colour vision seeing colour in a new light karen haller

Every culture and civilization has wondered about it. From the earliest humans to the present day, it has fascinated and perplexed us, amazed and delighted us. We are surrounded by it in the natural world and marvel at the change of seasons for all its glorious wonder. It’s so innately a part of us that…

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Christmas Gift List 2019

christmas gift list 2019

Oh how does Christmas seem to come around so quickly. Do you get caught out too?! If you’re still looking for those last minute Christmas gifts then search no further. Here are three Christmas lists* compiled from people I know personally to make finding those gifts easier for you. So if you are looking for…

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100% Design Colour & Wellbeing panel discussion

100 design colour wellbeing panel karen haller

Wellbeing – the buzzword on everyone’s radar. But what does it really mean to the creative community who are designing the future? Can intelligent use of colour unlock greater potential for the positive health and mental wellbeing of building occupants in a fast-paced always on digital world and if so how? If this sounds like…

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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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