If this is the first time we’ve met, hello! I’m Karen Haller and to say that I love colour would be an understatement. It happily consumes my every waking moment and often flows into my dreams. Like a stick of Brighton rock, if you were to snap me, you’d seen a rainbow of colours running through me.
I’ve loved colour since I was a little girl. I can still vividly remember a time in kindergarten when I was sitting in front of pots of paint and crayons and being beyond excited because I had all of these colours to play with. My biggest challenge was deciding which colours to use first!
From that moment I was hooked – and ever since it’s felt like I’ve had colour in my veins.
I’ve been learning, studying and researching colour for over 20 years now and over 10 years ago I decided to give up my corporate Project Manager/Analysis career and dive deep into the fascinating world of Applied Colour Psychology. Since then I’ve been supporting corporate brands, small businesses, individuals and charities to use colour to shine a light on their authentic personality and creative spaces to support positive health and wellbeing.
“For me, working with colour is a magical process. It is about taking the personality of an individual or a business, and drawing out the colours that represent their true identity. I feel blessed to be doing something I truly love every day.”
Starting a Colour Revolution
Even though I’ve been working, teaching and talking about colour for years now, I am 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.
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Karen’s Media Bio
I'm a leading international authority in the field of applied colour psychology, specialising in business brand colour, interiors, healthcare and wellbeing. Having studied colour for over 20 years I understand how colour affects us, influences us and how colour can be used to influence positive behaviour.
I consult, train and head colour campaigns for prestigious global brands such as Farrow & Ball, Dove, Fiat, BASF in the US and Ascot Races. I work globally with design professionals to advance their colour training through my mentoring programmes and CPD courses. I'm a guest lecturer at BUCKS University and London College of Fashion. I was also commissioned by the International School of Colour and Design, Australia to write their Colour Diploma course.
I'm regularly featured in local and national magazines, newspapers, radio and TV. I'm a contributing author of the leading industry book Colour Design: Theories and Applications on Colour in Interiors and my first book – The Little Book of Colour (Penguin Life) is out now.
I’ve delivered colour talks across the world in particular sharing my Colour Intuition™ system at Grand Designs LIVE, I’ve shared my theories during the prestigious Clerkenwell Design Week and I co-curated the series of colour talks at 100% Design 2015.
I'm also a British Interior Institute of Design (BIID) Industry Partner and CPD Provider, a former trustee and committee member of the Colour Group of Great Britain, and on the advisory board of the charity Color Cares.