Monthly Archives: February 2012

business branding colour … meaning of red

Business branding colour … red

Brands whose personality projects the qualities of red are outgoing, lively and energetic. They definitely want to get noticed!

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personal branding colours…. what are you saying when you wear red

Personal branding colours - Rockalily Rockette red lipstick. This will open a new browser window.

If you want to been seen, be noticed, then you can’t go past the colour red. It’s literally shouting for attention ‘look at me!’ Red isn’t a colour for the faint hearted or for the shy, retiring violet. But it will certainly be a colour to bring them out of their shell!

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colourful eggs – fabergé big egg hunt

The Big Egg Hunt – photographer Charlie Clift.

If you’re a local or a visitor to London, you may have noticed giant eggs dotted throughout the capital.  Over 200 stunningly designed giant eggs have been created by leading artists, designers, architects and jewellers for The Big Egg Hunt! And it’s all to benefit the wonderful charities Action for Children and Elephant Family.

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valentine’s day… what is the colour of love?

Valentine's day what is the colour of love - Neill Strain Floral Couture heart. This opens a new browser window.

Red has come to symbolise ‘I love you’ and this is nowhere more evident than on Valentine’s Day. Traditionally, it is the man who will give a gift for the one they love, admire… desire.  Given red is the colour of masculine energy, it’s no surprise red is the most popular choice of colour.

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business interiors – how to use red to create an impact

The Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley, California is the first structure of its kind in US. A non-profit community centre for the independent living & disabled rights movement. The designer’s brief  was to create an “eye-catching, functional ramp structure … while avoiding an “institutional” appearance”.

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and the dulux colour for 2012 is… firecracker 4

Colour of the year 2012 - Dulux Firecracker 4. This opens a new browser window

Last month I featured Pantone’s colour of the year Tangerine Tango and blogged about all things orange. This month it’s Dulux’s turn.  Their colour of the year is called Firecracker 4. A hue Dulux describe as a “blushing, lively juicy red”.

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colour psychology … the meaning of red

Colour Psychology - the meaning of red.

There’s an undeniable energy when you see the colour red. You only have to look at nature to see this in action. There’s nothing shy or retiring that’s for sure!

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