What’s your Colour of Love this Valentine’s Day?

What's Your Colour Of Love This Valentine's Day Karen Haller

Hello colour lover! Did you know an estimated 224 million roses world-wide are grown for Valentine’s Day with 198 million in the US alone[1]? That’s a lot of love going around. And it will probably come as no surprise that red is the most popular colour accounting for around 72% of roses sold in the…

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How to not get caught up in the ‘Monday Blues’

How To Not Get Caught Up In The Monday Blues Karen Haller 2

My guess is you’ve heard today is ‘Blue Monday’. Apparently this started back in 2005 when UK TV channel Sky Travel enlisted the help of Dr. Cliff Arnall to create a ‘formula’ to find the most depressing day of the year – of all the things eh?! Dr. Cliff Arnall calculated factors such as Christmas holiday withdrawals, debt,…

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Top 5 colourful blogs for 2023

top 5 colourful blogs for 2023

Hello colour lover! Happy New Year! 2023 has drawn to a close so I thought I’d take a peek at which were the most read blogs for 2023. Here are the top five blogs loved by you. Going from 5 to 1, they are… Number 5. When a pink front door lands you in trouble…

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Why red robins are associated with Christmas

why red robins are associated with christmas the little book of colour

If you live in the UK chances are you’ve come across a red robin when gardening, out in the park or walking in the woods. Here’s the one I have in my garden. This cheeky chap is always near me when I’m out gardening, probably to see if he can catch a worm or two.…

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5 Reasons to fall in love with Autumn

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Something I didn’t get growing up in Sydney, Australia were the traditional seasons. Our autumn was still warm enough to swim in the ocean. Since living in the UK, I’ve been able to experience the change in seasons which I just love because I get to experience the change in nature’s wonderful colours. Here I share…

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Why Halloween turns orange

the origins of orange for halloween pumpkin decorations

If there’s one colour that lets you know it’s Halloween, it has to be orange! And no other country goes all out for Halloween than the US. Orange is everywhere. From carved pumpkins to pumpkin pie to spiced pumpkin lattes to orange frosted biscuits to party decorations. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s the fancy…

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On the Colour Couch with Paint Creator Annie Sloan

little book of colour on the colour couch with paint creator annie sloan

Annie Sloan paints have been around as long as I can remember. Walk into a boutique homewares or paint store and it’s likely you’ll see her paints there. She has long been on my list of colour lovers to interview, so when I found out that my friend, interior stylist Lucy Gough was friends with…

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Dulux COTY 2024 sweet embrace

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This morning I was at the Dulux UK Colour of the Year launch in London and I wanted to give you the ‘hot off the press’ news what their colour of the year for 2024 is. I don’t normally talk about the colour of the year straight away as I like to give it a…

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