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Holi – a glorious festival of colour

The festival of Holi became internationally famous for throwing of colour. It’s a glorious festival of colour, which is celebrated at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month, which this year fell on 17th March. Holi is part of the Hindu religious festival lasting up to…

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St Patrick’s Day – Why Green…?

If I asked you what’s the first colour that comes to mind when you think of Ireland, it’s likely to be green. On March 17th, the Irish the world over celebrate their patron saint. But how did the colour green become associated with St Patrick and become their good luck colour?

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newsletter june 2016 is this the world's ugliest colour

Is this really the world’s ugliest colour?

Opaque Couche otherwise known as Pantone 448 C has won the ‘ugliest’ colour crown after Australian research agency GfK Bluemoon came up with the colour in response to the Australian government’s plain cigarette packaging policy.

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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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dulux colour of the year 2014 is….. teal

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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ken nordine’s musical take on the colour green

‘Green is smack dab in the middle of the spectrum…’ So sings Ken Nordine to his cool little jazz number. And he is right. We can see more tones of green than any other colour. (Day 25  into my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge!)

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did you know there were eleven basic colour terms?

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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business interiors – how businesses use green

When walking into a business interior that uses the colour green, you start to relax, feel most restful, like you are back in nature. It also symbolises eco-friendly, natural ingredients and being kind to the earth.  For brands that want to show their natural side or to be seen as being green, then green is…

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Business branding colours… meaning of green

This month I’m looking at how the colour green is used by major brands to attract their ideal customers and get them into the ‘buying mood’.

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colour psychology… the meaning of green

Did you know the human eye is able to differentiate more shades of green than any other colour? The belief behind this is one of evolution and survival when our early ancestors relied on being able to find food, water and life. We are reassured and feel safe when seeing green.

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