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The Colour File Interview: Karen Haller, colour psychologist

Karen HallerΒ @karen_haller_colourΒ is an Applied Colour Psychologist and a leading international authority in her field, specialising in business brand colour, interiors, healthcare and wellbeing. With more than two decades of experience under her belt, Karen understands only too well how colour affects us, influences us and how businesses and designers can use it to influence behaviour. … Continue reading The Colour File Interview: Karen Haller, colour psychologist

18th June ’17: Happy Father’s Day

Hello again β€οΈπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ I couldn't let today pass without wishing Happy Father's Day to all those dads out there. Also thinking of those who wish they could spend time with their dads but, for one reason or another, can't. Love to you all. My biggest love goes to my dad who is inspirational, hilarious, humble, … Continue reading 18th June ’17: Happy Father’s Day

18th June ’17: Gerbera pick-me-up

Happy Sunday, one and all β˜€οΈπŸŒΈβ˜€οΈπŸŒΊβ˜€οΈ As it's going to be a scorcher today, it crossed my mind to give you pale colours to cool you down. But as our marvellous temperate climate means that within weeks we may end up with chilly, jumper weather again, I thought we could all make hay while the … Continue reading 18th June ’17: Gerbera pick-me-up

17th June ’17: Creating colour memories

Happy Saturday, guys β€οΈπŸŠπŸ‹πŸŒ΅πŸ‘–πŸ‘ΎπŸ’…πŸ» When I was growing up, we had a lodger called Denise. She was tall and willowy (I suspect she was a model) and I was in awe of her. When I was no more than three, she took me in my pushchair to theΒ @officialbibaΒ shop in High Street Kensington where she said … Continue reading 17th June ’17: Creating colour memories

16th June ’17: Yellow, green & blue

Hello again, folks. I've been looking at Wednesday's Colour File post (which, incidentally, seemed to drive you all wild) and I've noticed that, lying within it, there's a really pleasing colour cluster of yellow, green and blue. I thought I'd share it with you and spread a bit more colour joy. Catch you later. Martha, … Continue reading 16th June ’17: Yellow, green & blue

16th June ’17: Regal violet

Happy Friday, folks β˜‚οΈβ˜‚οΈβ˜‚οΈ When I was five, I was racing my cousin down a country lane when I tripped and landed on my forehead. I clearly remember two things: 1) she carried on running and declared she'd won (much to my consternation: we were VERY competitive); and 2) I went round with a purple … Continue reading 16th June ’17: Regal violet

15th June ’17: Orange & blue super-duo

Hi from Thursday, folks πŸŠπŸ’™πŸ¦πŸ‘•πŸ‘˜πŸ‘– Painter Van Gogh once said: "There is no blue without yellow and without orange." I couldn't agree more. Opposite and complimentary to each other on the colour wheel, blue and orange are like a pair of gutsy superheroes joining forces to make the world a bolder and brighter place. I've … Continue reading 15th June ’17: Orange & blue super-duo

14th June ’17: Colour v Dewey

Happy Humpday, folks β€οΈπŸŠπŸ˜‰πŸπŸš™πŸ‘ΎπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ€ I'm a big fan of places where books hang out, especially libraries. I love the colours (obviously), the smell (there's nothing like shoving your nose deep into a book) and the awesome order of the Dewey decimal system. Well, I say I love Dewey but my love of colour means that … Continue reading 14th June ’17: Colour v Dewey

12th June ’17: Trump orange?…

Happy Monday, dear people 🦊🍁πŸ’₯πŸ”₯πŸŠπŸ“™ If you grew up in the 70s, as I did, chances are you had your fill of orange before you even hit secondary school. It was everywhere, and usually in the form of synthetic fabrics that gave you static shock and made you hotter than the sun. As a 70s … Continue reading 12th June ’17: Trump orange?…