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uk homes ‘unadventurous’ as 75% admit to obsessing over impressing their neighbours

ColourMatch from Argos Colour Campaign with Karen Haller.

I’ve been working closely with the team at ColourMatch to analyse the results from a nationwide survey on what people really think about their homes.

The study was released today and shows that three quarters of people admit their home ‘lacks personality’ and, when it comes to our homes, we are a nation obsessed with impressing others.

I had quite a busy day discussing the findings on no less than 12 radio interviews. Following is an extract of the press release with some stats I think you’ll find are an interesting insight into how the UK view their homes.

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Fiat Launches ‘You Wear’ – A World-First Facebook Fashion App That Reveals What Colour You Wear Most Often

FIAT YOU WEAR facebook app developed with Karen Haller

There is a famous quote from Henry Ford “Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.” Well FIAT are changing all that.

I’ve been working with FIAT on a fun Facebook App and now I can finally share it with you. It’s a fun and playful way to find out what colour you wear most and what that says about you. And it matches you to your car colour too. You can share your results with your friends and invited them to play too.

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colour makes people happy and it would seem a bit dizzy too

Colour Makes People Happy Blog - Splatter painting - Karen pouring paint.

Back in February on my first visit to the Colour Makes People Happy store and meeting the very happy Simon March, I knew I’d be back.

So what better reason than to treat my good friend Janet (and colour lover) for her birthday, to a mini splatter painting party.  No matter what the age, I think we all love to get out the paints, play and create.

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metro news… what’s your favourite colour

Metro Infographic - Karen Haller Colour Facts blog post

Being interviewed by the Metro’s reporter Ross McGuinness for yesterday’s Metro In Focus feature was great fun. I knew by the diverse colour questions the article was going to be full of fun and interesting colour facts.

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clerkenwell design week… come and hear me speak how you can use colour psychology in the workplace

Clerkenwell Design Week at Humanscale

The highly anticipated Clerkenwell Design Week starts next week. And I’m very excited to be asked by Humanscale to give two talks at their Clerkenwell showroom.

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Thomas Pink… Personally Pink campaign

Thomas Pink Jermyn Street store, London.

On Saturday I had the absolute pleasure of working with Thomas Pink, the exclusive men’s tailors, as their colour psychology expert as part of their ‘Personally Pink’ campaign.

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bbc radio wales interview…wearing yellow gets you noticed Pippa Middleton style

BBC Radio Wales - Colour interview with Jason Mohammad.

The thing I love about radio, they are really tuned into the news of the day, as it’s happening. As a colour expert, I never know when I’m going to be called to comment on the colour stories of the day.

So it was no different last Friday morning when I received a call from Jason’s researcher, the lovely Angela asking if I could be on air in an hour to give my insights on some news stories relating to colour…

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Does colour change the way we feel and behave? What Radio 4 DIDN’T tell you

BBC Radio 4 Technicolour programme. This opens a new browser window.

Back in November I was interviewed by BBC Radio 4 as part of their week long Technicolour programme which was aired last week. Each day there were three colour experts speaking about their area of colour expertise from how our bodies create colour, colour language and perception, our reaction to colour, how colour is made and colour forecasting and trends.

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in the news… radio interview with dream corner

Dream Corner - radio interview - Sept 2011- Karen Haller and Viv Oyolu.

Yesterday I had the privilege of meeting and being interviewed by Viv Oyolu, the creator and radio presenter of Dream Corner. Dream Corner is focused on women, and Viv’s goal is to spark or rekindle a dream or passion that any woman has had, and inspire them to do something about it.

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in the news… color cares™ charity comes to the uk

in the news… Color Cares™ charity comes to the UK.

Color Cares™ is a non-profit charity dedicated to changing lives through the healing & uplifting power of colour.  With a network of volunteers ranging from painters, decorators, colour consultants, designers, stylists and home stagers, they all play an integral part in the Color Cares mission “By changing the color of one’s surroundings, we can make a positive impact on one’s life!”

I was absolutely thrilled to be asked by Dan Wittenkeller, Color Cares US founder to head up Color Cares UK. Color Cares core value is about changing lives through colour, my very passion.

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dulux let’s colour interview

Dulux – Let’s Colour Project – Karen Haller

I’m doing what I love – surrounded by colour. Source – Dulux Let’s Colour

Dulux contacted me asking if I’d share my experience of my day spent painting Virginia Primary School and on the use of colour.

Here’s the interview – five minutes with Karen Haller.

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dulux let’s colour – Virginia Primary School

Dulux – Let’s Colour Project – Virginia Primary School playground

Source - Dulux Let's Colour

I’d read about the let’s colour initiative from dulux and how they transform grey spaces worldwide with colourful paint.  In essence, their mission is to spread colour all over the world.

As my passion is colour I knew I wanted to be part of this, so when they came to London to paint Virginia Primary School I was very fortunate to be part of the team.

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