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colour & design surgery…how can I wear this season’s colour blocking trend & still look professional?

Newsletter - 2011 July - colour blocking. This opens a new browser window.

This is part of the colour & design surgery series, answering questions from clients and readers.

Question: “I love this season’s fashion trend of colour blocking but am a little reluctant to wear it for business meetings as I want to be taken seriously and the colours are so bright! Do you have any tips on colour combinations to wear that portray a sense of fun while maintaining professionalism?”
– Alicia Cowan, Absolute PA

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colour & design surgery – how your desktop screen colour can improve your mood

Newsletter - 2011 June - screensavers calm green.

This is part of the colour & design surgery series, answering questions from clients and readers.

Question: “I run a website design company. What colours should we have our desktop pictures set to when we want to feel energised, calm, brave and balanced?” – Keren Lerner, Top Left Design

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healthy home – breathing life into your home with plants

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With all this glorious sunny weather there’s no easier way to bring the outdoors in than with plants.  Creating your very own natural wonderland indoors… and they aren’t just beautiful to look at, they are good for our health too.

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branding – why red & yellow is used by the fast food industry

Branding - red and yellow colours used in branding.

When you think of red & yellow do any brands come to mind?… I’m guessing you thought of a fast food brand. That is because they predominantly used red and yellow? This isn’t by accident.  The feelings, the mood this combination of colours emits is perfect for their target market.

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st patrick’s day – why green…?

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St Patrick’s Day celebrates the patron saint of Ireland. But how did the colour green become associated with St Patrick? Continue reading

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the colours of africa

The symbolic colours of africa.

The symbolic colours of Africa.

Over Christmas I had the opportunity to travel to The Gambia, West Africa, leaving the snow behind to bathe in the beautiful sunshine.

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