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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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The colour wheel is just the tip of the iceberg

The colour wheel is just the tip of the iceberg

Colour is one of those amazing phenomenons that’s fascinated man for centuries. So much so there’s specialist colour scientists, academics and researchers around the world coming up with amazing new colour theories and findings all the time.

Interestingly, the new ways of working with colour coming out of the ongoing research aren’t widely known within the design industries. It’s as if we’re stuck in a colour wheel rut and haven’t moved on. But this is definitely changing.

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that colour changing dress… why we see different colours

that colour changing dress... why we see different colours

I was with friends when ‘that dress’ hit the internet. They thought I was pulling their leg when I said I saw a gold/white dress when they were seeing blue/black. How can it be we could see such different colours looking at the same photograph?

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2014 Flame Challenge: What is Colour?

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How do you explain colour to an 11 year old?

That’s the question Alan Alda (actor turned part-time professor) has posed for this year’s Flame Challenge to scientists across the globe.

Alan Alda (actor turned part-time professor) founding member of the Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University which is dedicated to explaining complex science to 11 year-olds who are also the judges.

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Grand Designs LIVE 2013 – Karen Haller talks Colour Psychology in the home

I just spent the last three days giving talks on colour psychology in the home at Grand Designs Live, Excel London. It was an absolute honour to be asked to be one of their expert speakers. Colour psychology is my passion so to say I was excited to speak at one of the biggest interior shows in the UK is an understatement.

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colour science… all about the colour blue

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I came across this superb interview on The Why Factor where Dr Anna franklin from Surrey University and Philip Ball, science writer discuss in fascinating detail all about the colour blue – the science, psychology, symbolism and everything else in between.

(Day 24 into my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge!)

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half way through 30 blogs in 30 days… most popular posts

30 blogs in 30 days - 15 days in.

I’m half way through my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge. And I have to say it’s been great fun. I’ve just loved the questions that have been coming in via Twitter and Facebook.

(Day 18 into my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge!)

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science says… yellow is the most visible colour in daylight

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Science has proven that yellow is the most visible colour in the spectrum. When you are next out and about, take notice of how much yellow is used – double yellow lines, road work signs, danger signs, river buoys – anything that needs to be highly visible.

(Day 14 into my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge!)

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Kolormondo 3D puzzle… there’s a new colour tool in town

Kolormondo 3D puzzle.

I do love social media. The wonderful like minded people you connect with from all corners of the globe.  Yesterday I received a colourful surprise in the post from Nicoline Kinch, creator of Kolormondo 3D puzzle. She recently found me on facebook, liked what she saw and sent me one of her 3D colour puzzles, all the way from Sweden.   How sweet was that!

Find out what motivated Nicoline to design and create this.

(Day 8 into my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge!)

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did you know there were eleven basic colour terms?

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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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