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Back to Blue for British Passports

By Karen Haller / December 22, 2017 /

  It was announced by Britain’s immigration minister Brandon Lewis that in 2019 the British Passports will be going back to blue.

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

By Karen Haller / February 1, 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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colour psychology – using colour in interiors

By Karen Haller / May 2, 2014 /

For the past few years, every quarter or so, Stacey Sheppard (from the renowned interiors blog The Design Sheppard) and I collaborate on a wonderful series relating to colour psychology for interiors. I love these articles which usually focuses on a colour that’s sparked Stacey’s colour curious. So far we’ve looked at yellow, emerald green, indigo…

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Dulux Colour of the Year 2014 – Teal with Alesha Dixon

By Karen Haller / January 28, 2014 /

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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turn blue monday into blooming monday with colour

By Karen Haller / January 20, 2014 /

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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dulux colour of the year 2014 is….. teal

By Karen Haller / October 25, 2013 /

Every year in October, Dulux hold their Colour Futures seminar presented by world renowned colour expert Per Nimer, where they announce the colour for the following year. I try to catch this event every year. It’s always entertaining, thought provoking and it’s a great opportunity to catch up with colour buddies and meet new ones.

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colour science… all about the colour blue

By Karen Haller / November 24, 2012 /

I came across this superb interview on The Why Factor where Dr Anna franklin from Surrey University and Philip Ball, science writer discuss in fascinating detail all about the colour blue – the science, psychology, symbolism and everything else in between. (Day 24 into my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge!)

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Ken Nordine’s musical take on the colour blue

By Karen Haller / November 12, 2012 /

‘Blue was the bluest, blue can be blue…’ So sings Ken Nordine to his cool little jazz number. I wonder if this is his interpretation of singing the blues… (Day 12  into my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge!)

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did you know there were eleven basic colour terms?

By Karen Haller / November 3, 2012 /

When Brent Berlin and Paul Kay introduced basic colour terms in their 1969 book ‘Basic color terms: Their Universality and Evolution’, it was the start of a new way of thinking about colour terms and colour naming. (Day 3 into my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge!)

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dulux Colour Futures™ 2013 trend colour sneak peek…

By Karen Haller / October 7, 2012 /

On Friday I headed off to what is becoming an annual event for me, listening to the engaging and interesting AkzoNobel colour expert, Per Nimer, discussing futures trends in colour.  It is at this talk where Per also announces the coming year’s trend colour.

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