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Colour Collective UK In Conversation with Karen Haller

In collaboration with Colour Collective UK, Forum Books are delighted to welcome Karen Haller to discuss The Little Book of Colour on Monday 21st October at The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle UK.

I’m really looking forward to heading up to Newcastle later this month. The award-winning indie bookstore Forum Books in conjunction with the UK’s largest independent commercial art gallery The Biscuit Factory are hosting my book event and if that wasn’t special enough, Colour Collective UK chair, artist and good friend Susi Bellamy will be in conversation with me to discuss my recently released book The Little Book of Colour – How to Use the Psychology of Colour to Transform Your Life.

Susi will be chatting with me about my colour journey, the inspiration behind writing the book and my vision to create a colour revolution.

Time: Doors open 6.30 pm // Talk begins at 7 pm // Book Signing from 8 pm

Books available to purchase from arrival. And if you already have a copy of book, bring it with you and I’ll be happy to sign it.

Location: The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle UK

Tickets: https://www.thebiscuitfactory.com/products/colour-collective-uk-in-conversation-with-karen-haller-monday-21-october

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Karen x

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100% Design Colour & Wellbeing panel discussion

Wellbeing – the buzzword on everyone’s radar. But what does it really mean to the creative community who are designing the future? Can intelligent use of colour unlock greater potential for the positive health and mental wellbeing of building occupants in a fast-paced always on digital world and if so how?

If this sounds like a topic that you’re interested in and want to understand more about then head over to 100% Design, Olympia London this Thursday 19th September at 12:00 – 12:45 to the auditorium where Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director Dulux will be chairing a lively discussion with panelists Jim Ashley, Lighting designer; Jacqui Smith, Dementia and Care home designer and myself, Karen Haller Applied Colour Psychology Specialist. There will be a Q&A session at the end where you can get your questions answered.

Entry into 100% Design
Entry to 100% Design is free for trade professionals as long as you register in advance. If not then it’s £15 on the door. General public tickets are available for £15 and student tickets are available for £10.

100% Design is on 18 – 21 September 2019
Date: 19 September at 12:00 – 12:45
Location: Olympia, London

Looking forward to seeing you there,
Karen



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Launching The Little Book of Colour!

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Today is the day! My book The Little Book of Colour – How to use the Psychology of Colour to Transform Your Life is out there in the world.

It’s been almost two years since Penguin first approached me, but looking back now I can see this book has been a lifetime in the making.

Starting a Colour Revolution

Even though I’ve been working, teaching and talking about colour for over 10 years now, I’m still fascinated by its ability to influence how we think, how we feel and the choices that we make. And it’s definitely what surprises people the most when I share about colour – that this simple thing has the power to do all that, in an instant!

And that’s why I wrote The Little Book of Colour, so that you could hold in your hands a guidebook for how you can use the power of colour psychology to transform your life.

With this book my vision is to help you and the world fall back in love with colour again. I want you to know you can’t get it wrong and that colour is there for you to play with and enjoy.

With this book my mission is to show how you can use colour to express who you are and how you are feeling so you can experience a greater sense of authentic self and wellbeing.

With this book my wish for you is to celebrate the joy, fun and happiness that colour brings into every moment of our lives and use it to have more fun and feel more alive.

Time to celebrate!

Tonight is the launch party hosted by the wonderful Minotti London at their London W1 showroom where 100 guests, ranging from clients, colleagues, friends and colour lovers (coming from across the UK and abroad) to celebrate with me. I’m really looking forward to having Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director for Dulux holding an “in conversation…” style discussion with me which is sure to be inspiring and insightful and given that we are great friends also lots of fun and laughter. And of course there’ll be bubbles, canapés and colourful experiences – they are in for a treat!

Want your own copy of The Little Book of Colour?

If you would like to buy your very own copy of my book then head over to thelittlebookofcolour.com website – which also launched today. Yes it’s a big day for launches.

That’s it for now… I’m off to get ready!

Wishing you a colourful day!
Karenx

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Beyond the colour wheel talk – Minotti London – 2nd May 2019

This image shows headshots of Daniel Hopwood, Jane Monnington Boddy, Kassia St Clair and Karen Haller

One of the things I love about colour is the way we relate, experience and use it, is continually evolving. 

I’ve noticed in particular over the past year or so a huge increase in the  conversations, discussions and debates at design shows, exhibitions and in the media on colour. And if  you’ve been following my blogs, articles and attended any of my talks over the years, you’ll know that I’ve been advocating how colour has a life way beyond the colour wheel.

So when Minotti London (luxury Italian lifestyle brand) asked me if I would be one of their guest speakers for their Beyond the Colour Wheel panel, it was like colourful music to my ears.

For this colour discussion, they have gathered some really fantastic speakers, one I’ve met and the other two I’m really excited to meet in person and hear what they have to say on their specialty area of colour. And I’ll be sharing my views on applied colour psychology and how we are ready to embrace and use colour beyond solely colour wheel application.

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London Transport Museum – Love Your Line – Colouring in the Lines talk

This is an image of the London Transport Museum Love Your Line event

I’ve always been someone who loves travelling. As an Australian coming to London, my first experiences of the tube I remember well. I was in awe of how millions of people on a daily basis manage to navigate their way around this seemingly complex underground system. And I remember thinking how do they do this? When I spotted the huge colour coded tube map up on the station wall, I knew – find the line I needed to go on and just follow the colour.

Little did I know 15 years later I would be asked by London Transport Museum to give a talk on colour for their Friday Late Colour event ‘How we relate to colour in branding’.

I’m delighted they have asked me again for this month’s Love Your Line weekend.

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My first book – The Little Book of Colour available to preorder!

You know when you need to keep something a secret yet bursting to let everyone know? This is what I’ve had to do for just over a year, but I can now finally share with you that I’ve busy writing my first book!

I’m really excited to announce that after a decade of working in the business of colour and finding anyway I could share the power of colour psychology to transform lives, it’s my absolute delight to be working with Penguin Life to be able to bring this message in the form of this book out into the world.

My book, The Little Book of Colour – How to Use the Psychology of Colour to Transform your life which will be published in August, distills so much of what I have learnt, consulted in and taught.

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Banish that ‘Winter Blues’ feeling through colour and light

 

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Are you someone who suffers from the ‘Winter blues’? You know, that post-Christmas, back to work, missing the sunshine, and feeling generally flat kind of blues. Well, it seems you’re not alone.

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Colour, design and creating positive mental health

A few months ago, I received a newsletter from 100% Design which is one of the biggest interior trade shows in the UK, where they released their forecast of the upcoming trends in design, and right up the top at number 2 was mental health. And as today, 10th October, is World Mental Health day, it’s the perfect day to look at where we are heading with mental health and design.

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colour talk – colour in branding & advertising

I’m delighted to be asked to speak at the Colour Collective UK’s October event Colour in Branding & Advertising – Palette to poster.

The Colour Collective UK is made up of a fabulous group of colour lovers and devotees based in the north of England. They are great at seeking out and bringing together an eclectic mix of design and industry people from different backgrounds that always makes for a really interesting series of thought provoking talks.

They have invited three speakers for their October event. They are local fashion icons Michael Owen who will be talking about how he harnessed the power of a single colour to tell his brand story and Mandy Barker discussing why she had to navigate the political aspects of pink for a recent client project. I’m really looking forward to hearing their experiences. And I’ll be sharing how my clients use colour to influence consumer decisions, and why.

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Why colour has the power to bring us joy

Have you ever associated colour with joy? Have you ever noticed that certain shapes, patterns, design styles make you feel happier than others?

This is the subject of a really fantastic Ted2018 talk by a woman named Ingrid Fetell Lee’s Where joy hides and how to find it (if you haven’t seen the video you’ll be able to view it at the end of this article).

Ingrid shares her journey of discovery into what joy is and where it lives – “How do things make us feel joy? How do tangible things make us feel intangible joy?”

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Why Wimbledon Wears White

It’s a wrap on another exciting Wimbledon Championships. Every summer the best players from around the world descend on SW19 for two thrilling, nail biting weeks of tennis.

I definitely had lady luck on my side this year. On three separate days I just chanced it and managed to get not only into the grounds but into the coveted Court no. 1 and Centre Court. Yes, I was beyond excited to watch some amazing matches.

Walking around the grounds, I couldn’t help notice just how well the All England Lawn Tennis Club use colour. Their iconic purple and green combination are everywhere and on everything. That’s just good business.

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Introducing… the Wellbeing Colour Wheel Tool and Framework

Last week I spent three days at Clerkenwell Design Week. Now into its 9th year, it’s definitely one of the highlights on the global design calendar.

It’s also one of my favourites as it has a real festival feel to it and for me this year was even more exciting because I officially launched my new Wellbeing Colour Wheel in collaboration with the prestigious 100-year-old flooring brand, Altro, where I selected colours from their current product range based around the concept of Creating mindful interiors for wellbeing spaces – going beyond the grey.

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