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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are we walking into a colourless future?

dulux colourless future

Imagine a world without colour. A world of silver, white and grey. If we are to believe the research carried out by Dulux in March the future looks, well, rather dull, drab and dark. Why were we so in love with colour and felt free to express our colour choices and experiment in the 60’s,…

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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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colour psychology – using colour in interiors

colour psychology using colour in interiors.

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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