colour in culture

newsletter may 2013 3m post it reveals the colours of a nation

Survey by 3M Post-it reveals the colours of a nation

By Karen Haller / April 16, 2013 /

What an exciting day… after working for the past several months with client 3M Post-it, the creators of Post-it, I revealed the results of our nationwide research findings in no less than 11 radio interviews.

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colours of india professor michel albert vanel polychromies.

colour group gb event… colours of india – every day life

By Karen Haller / April 11, 2013 /

Yesterday I had the pleasure to listen to French Professor Michel Albert-Vanel, invited by the Colour Group GB to share his fascinating insights on the ‘Colours of India’. Here is just a short extract with some wonderful images.

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most popular blog posts for 2012

By Karen Haller / January 5, 2013 /

It’s the end of another year and I’m always excited to see which blogs were the most popular with my readers.  Checking Google Analytics below is the list of the 10 most popular posts. It’s really interesting to see what my blog readers found of interest. There’s a great mix of business interiors, business branding…

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colourful food… why are toffee apples red?

By Karen Haller / November 7, 2012 /

I was asked a question from one of my Twitter followers, @AngelaClutton “Quick colour Q for you: toffee is toffee colour (obvs) yet some toffee apples have bright red coating. Colour psychology?!?!” (Day 7 into my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge!)

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30 blog posts in 30 days challenge starts today…

By Karen Haller / November 1, 2012 /

Call me crazy, but after attending a Women Unlimited business brainstorming session yesterday, I decided as one of my action points to take on the 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge.  Julie Hall ‘dared’ me and I do like a dare…

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london olympics… colourful olympic park

By Karen Haller / August 1, 2012 /

Yesterday I experienced the excitement of being at the Olympic Park, soaking up the atmosphere and watching two thrilling men’s basketball matches. It was hard not to notice the role colour plays, from the wayfinding, national flags, wearing the colours showing the country you are supporting, spotting the volunteers to ask for help through to the…

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London Olympics… British seeing red over too much blue

By Karen Haller / July 15, 2012 /

If you think colour doesn’t matter, try saying that to the Brits who are not at all happy with the British Olympic uniform not sticking to right proportion of the national colours. Some even say the uniform represents Scotland not Britain because of the high percentage of blue.

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dispelling the confusion over colour psychology

By Karen Haller / June 6, 2012 /

I often get asked what is colour psychology exactly. There is definitely a lot of confusion out there with colour association and colour symbolism often being mistaken for colour psychology.  So I thought I would explain the differences to clear up any confusion.

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colour events london…blue alchemy, stories of indigo

By Karen Haller / March 1, 2012 /

Following the successful meeting BLUE – the World’s Favourite Colour, the Colour Group GB is hosting a soiree with a special screening of the new feature length film by Mary Lance. Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo is a feature-length documentary about indigo, a blue dye that has captured the human imagination for millennia.

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colour & design surgery… why are halloween colours orange and black?

By Karen Haller / October 26, 2011 /

This is part of the colour & design surgery series, answering questions from clients and readers. Question: “Why are Halloween colours orange and black?” – reader, Tamsin Fox-Davies.

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