Boys can like pink too

boys can like pink karen haller

“Why do I have to dress in green and blue and grey, when I love red and pink and purple?” These are the words from 9 year old Ace, son of UK TV presenter Emma Willis. Emma admits on national TV she was ‘overwhelmed’ by the reaction to her son wearing pink – ‘He’s just…

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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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Embrace the feel good power of pink

embrace the feel good power of pink pink lady apples 1 karen haller

Pink is having its moment in the fashion spotlight this season. From palest rose to deep magenta: pink is everywhere we look this spring. I’ve been working with Pink Lady® apples and what a year for pink it’s been so far!

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Why women need to reclaim their relationship with pink

newsletter april 2016 womens relationship with pink

As a colour psychology specialist, one of the things I love to do is to observe the impact that colour choices have on our behaviour both as individuals but also as a society. When you become aware that colour has this kind of impact, you’ll become even more aware of the colours you choose to…

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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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Pink used as pawn in ‘aggressive gender segregation’

pink used as pawn in ‘aggressive gender segregation’.

The pink and blue debate is back in the media today with the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail and The Times picking up on the story. I’m sure Jenny Willott, the UK Consumer Affairs minister sees it not just about the colour. There are actually two things going on here. Toy (object) + colour = gender stereotyping.

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