Happy International Colour Day!

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Karen Haller
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OK, so full disclaimer here, the 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

And I think you’ll agree with their choice of day, for those of you in the northern hemisphere at least, March 21st is the “spring equinox”. 

What this means is equi = equal and nox = night, so around the equinox, night and day are approximately equal in length. This symbolically represents the complementary nature of light and darkness, light and shadow as expressed in all human cultures and in nature.

It’s when we move from the darkness into the light.

Colour is always connected with light – they are inseparable. Without light there would be no colour so International Colour day also celebrates light.

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Mother nature comes to life

And it’s a celebration of Spring. The season when nature awakes from her winter slumber and and bursts back into full glorious colour! It’s the time of year for new life, new beginnings, hope and optimism – to move forward into the light of positive human consciousness and positive change.

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Colourful gifts for you

I have two colourful gifts for you:

Free e-book: The 10 Myths that Limit You Using Colour Effectivity
This is for designer professionals or anyone who uses colour in their business. 

Free first chapter: The Little Book of Colour, How to Use the Psychology of Colour to Transform Your Life

This is for the everyday colour lover to fall back in love with colour again and ways you can use colour to transform your everyday life.

Wishing you a Happy International Colour Day!


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