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explore colour at clerkenwell design week 2018

Tucked away in a little corner of east London is an area called Clerkenwell which is famous for its abundance of design showrooms, studios and architectural practices. And for three days every May, this design quarter truly comes alive for what is regarded as one of the UK’s leading independent design festivals.

I’m thrilled to be once again part of this exciting festival collaborating with this time with 100-year-old flooring brand, Altro where we’ll be launching the Wellbeing Colour Wheel.

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The Architects’ Journal House of Colour competition – and the winner is…

When you see design competitions they’re typically for huge skyscrapers encased in glass and steel so it’s a rare thing to come across a competition that’s more playful and lighthearted like a children’s playhouse.

In May this year it was a real delight to see The Architects’ Journal launch a competition called ‘House of Colour’ which was sponsored by buildings materials firm James Hardie, seeking entries to design a children’s playhouse.

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free online colour masterclass – book your place

Are your client’s colour questions tying you in knots?

Learn how to get your clients excited about colour again

 

After the success of running the “Get Your Clients Excited about Colour Again!” masterclass last November I’ve decided to run it again next week and you’re invited!

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Colour Vs Light… which is more important?

So what is more important, colour or light, light or colour? That was the discussion lighting designer Paul Beale from 18 degrees and I found ourselves having over lunch at his east London studio.

I’m often asked which is more important and this isn’t the first time my response has surprised someone. Even though I specialise in the field of Applied Colour Psychology, keep reading and I’ll explain why.

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WAN Colour in Architecture Awards 2016 winner is…

WAN Awards - Colour in Architecture shortlist_Karen Haller

If you are an architect or a designer, chances are you’ve heard about the prestigious WAN awards that have architects and designers vying for their coveted awards from around the global. I was really honoured to be asked to be on their judging panel for the Colour in Architecture award to come up with a shortlist of nominees and then picking the winner for 2016.

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Wrapping up Colour of the Year for 2017

Wrapping up colour of the year 2017_Karen Haller

Have you noticed more and more companies are bringing out their colour trend predictions for the year ahead? And 2017 is no exception. Here is a round up of the four major paint and colour management companies with what they believe will be the Colour of the Year for 2017.

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Friday Late: Colour at the London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum Friday Late Colour_Karen Haller

If you love colour and you’re in London on Friday night 9 September 2016 then you’ll want to head down to the London Transport Museum for their Friday Late: Colour event.

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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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re-ignite your business through colour

Blog Post Re-ignite your business through colour

An American interior designer called me last week and she was sharing with me her colour journey which is reflective of so many designers I’ve been working with over the years.

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Make Yourself At Home with colour

Get Living London_Make yourself at home campaign_Karen Haller

For the past couple of months working alongside one of my clients Get Living London (GLL), which rents and manages homes in East Village E20, we’ve been looking at how people in Britain use colour in their homes to promote GLL’s unique offering of allowing their residents to paint and decorate their homes.

In recent years, there’s been a trend towards white washed walls and neutrals. Whilst these plain palettes may be easy on the eye, white washing our homes may in fact be stripping away our personality.

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Proud to be Industry Partner Member BIID

BIID Industry Partner Member_Karen Haller

It was a real thrill when a few months ago the British Institute of Interior Design approached me to become one of its industry partners.

The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) is the pre-eminent professional organisation for interior designers in the UK, and as the industry body it continually strives to be forward thinking and help its members keep up with the pulse of everything that is changing in the industry.

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Colour Professionals – Get ready to ride the next colour wave

 

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Everything comes in waves, in cycles. Fashion designers, economists and historians will attest to this and looking back through the history of colour use in society so do I. That being the case I thought it would be an interesting exercise to chart how the wave of colour has ebbed and flowed over the past decade and, more importantly, where we are now in relation to current colour thinking.
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