The Future of Trends – join the discussion

the future of trends designscape karen haller

If you were planning on attending Decorex London this year, like every other major design industry event it’s now a virtual event. The good news is, no matter where you are in the world you’ll be able to watch the panel discussions and talks that you would normally only be able to see if you…

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Who ignited our love affair of pink?

who ignited our love affair of pink karen haller blog

Over the past decade or two there’s been quite a lot of pink bashing. There are even pink trashing websites. I’ve always champion pink because I’ve felt it got an undeservedly bad rap. When journalists would call up and ask for my opinion and I’d say I’m pro pink, they would thank me for my…

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Colour Meets Trend event and you’re invited…

colour meets trend event karen haller

Have you noticed that every time you open a magazine or take a trawl through social media there seems to be a new colour trend, a new predication or forecast? If you’ve ever wondered why that is and you’re interested in discovering the mysteries of the mechanics behind trend predictions from three well-known experts, then I’d love to…

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Wrapping up Colour of the Year for 2017

wrapping up colour of the year 2017 karen haller

Have you noticed more and more companies are bringing out their colour trend predictions for the year ahead? And 2017 is no exception. Here is a round up of the four major paint and colour management companies with what they believe will be the Colour of the Year for 2017.

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What’s behind Pantone’s dual colour of the year

pantone colour of the year 2016

At the beginning of every year we find ourselves awash with countless colour trend predictions, forecasts and colour of the year. This year was no exception, but there was one unusual thing that caught everyone by surprise – for the first time one company announced dual colours of the year.

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Have you caught the colouring in bug yet?

newsletter dec 2015 have you caught the colouring in bug yet

My neighbourhood is full of cafés. And recently there’s been a wonderful buzz of activity – adults colouring in. It seems to have become quite a phenomenon that’s sweeping the world. There are literally hundreds of colouring in books for adults in book stores and stationery shops and with millions sold there must be something…

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Dulux Colour of the Year 2015 radio day with Rebecca Williamson

rebecca williamson and karen haller copper blush radio day

It feels like only yesterday Rebecca Williamson and I were on radio talking about Dulux 2014’s Colour of the Year, Teal. Today we teamed up again to talk about this year’s Copper Blush.  It was another marathon session giving 14 radio interviews within 3 hours with a combined listenership close to 5 million across the…

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Dulux Colour of the Year 2014 – Teal with Alesha Dixon

dulux colour of the year teal alesha dixon shot5 small

Back in October I attended the annual Dulux Colour Futures seminar presented by world renowned colour expert Per Nimer, where they announce the Colour of the Year 2014 – Teal. I’ve been waiting with bated breath for their official launch as I knew it was going to be something special. And it certainly is. Special…

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