the not so unexpected red theory hallway

The Not-So-Unexpected Red Theory

Chances are you’ve heard about the unexpected red theory? It’s been all over the internet and in the media. It seems like everyone’s been talking about it. But if you haven’t, this ‘theory’ was created by Taylor Simon, a Brooklyn-based interior designer who is known for her eclectic style. The idea, according to Taylor is…

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mix awards 2024 how to enter and judges announced

MIX Awards 2024 entry + judges announced

The Mix Awards are the undisputed awards event of the year. And this year they’re marking a significant milestone – the 20th anniversary of their industry-leading awards. Organised and hosted by Mix Interiors, the Mix Awards are the UK’s leadingevents for commercial interiors. bringing over a thousand respective peers together to celebrate the country’s best…

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how can sustainability and colour trends coexist

How can sustainability and colour trends coexist?

How can we be sustainable and still use colour trends is up there as one of the biggest challenges I hear from designers all the time. It’s a really great question because sustainability encourages people not to buy, yet colour trends often encourage people to change things or buy new products. So what do we…

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the top 5 pitfalls to avoid when it comes to colour trends

The top 5 pitfalls to avoid when it comes to colour trends

Who doesn’t get excited or even a bit curious to know what the season and annual colour trends are going to be. Even for those of us like me don’t follow trends, we love to have a little peek. And the reason we are often interested is because you can’t ignore that trends are big…

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which 2024 colour of the year speaks to you

Which 2024 Colour of the year speaks to you?

Happy New Year! What are you most looking forward to in 2024? I’ve been reflecting on my wish for 2024 which is that we unite in supporting and helping each other. Creating a world where we are kind to ourselves, kind to others and kind to the planet. For me it’s a question of who…

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top 5 most read articles for 2023

Top 5 most read articles for 2023

With 2023 drawing to a close, I thought I’d take a peek at which articles were the most read this year. While last year they all related to the colour red, this year it’s an eclectic mix from how colour can bring joy, the rise of nature-led trends, the ‘world’s’ ugliest colour to Twitter’s rebrand…

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what inspired a deep dive into colour trends karen haller

What inspired a deep dive into colour trends

Have you ever been excited to hear the latest Colour of the Year or the newest seasonal colour trend, yet once they are announced you find yourself asking the question: “What am I supposed to do with that?” If you’ve said that you’re not alone – I hear this from designers every time a new…

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dulux coty 2024 sweet embrace launch karen haller

Dulux sticks to neutrals with Sweet Embrace

It’s the beginning of the Colour of the Year season and Dulux UK is always one of the first ones out of the gate. I have to be honest here and say that I don’t follow trends but I am fascinated by how trends originate and the psychology behind our reactions and responses to them.…

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three nature led trends worth investing in karen haller

Three nature-led trends worth investing in 

When it comes to design work something I’ve been increasing noticing over the last several years are more and more clients asking for designs that will stand the test of time. Now, that idea is nothing new, clients have been asking for timeless designs for years. But the difference I’ve been noticing is they no…

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why is grey the uks most popular car colour

Why is grey the UK’s most popular car colour?

It’s claimed Henry Ford would say to his customers you can have any colour you want, as long as it is black. Things have come a long way in the car industry since then. There has never been a time when we have had access to such a variety of colours in pigments, finishes and…

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