Happy International Colour Day

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This is one of my favourite times of the year. Yesterday (20th March) marks the official first day of spring (in the Northern Hemisphere) and it was also the International Day of Happiness. And if that doesn’t put a big smile on your face, today 21st March, oh my, we have the trifecta – it’s…

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On the Colour Couch with print designer Kitty Joseph

little book of colour on the colour couch with print designer kitty joseph

If you recognise Kitty’s name, it’s likely you’ve heard of her iconic Chroma skirt and Quad dresses, which has become the celebrities favourite worn by Katy Perry, Kylie Minogue and others. I got to meet her in person last year as we were both judges for the Colour in Design Awards, and we immediately bonded over…

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Holi – Hindu Festival of Colours

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If there is one festival that celebrates colour, it’s Holi. It’s a Hindu religious festival lasting up to 16 days, where the main day is celebrated by people throwing powder and literally being covered from head to toe in a rainbow of colour. It certainly brings back many happy memories when I was lucky enough…

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Are you a colouring in convert?

Colouring In Karen Haller

Do you remember a few years back when we found ourselves in the mist of a colouring in craze? It seemed like in every café people were colouring in whilst sipping their cappuccinos. It was if the world had been swept up in this phenomenon. I remember many years ago when I was still living…

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5 Reasons to fall in love with Spring

This Is An Image Of A Tree Full Of Pink Blossom.

Growing up in Sydney, Australia, my idea of seasons was something akin to warm, warmer and scorching hot! Since living in the UK, I’ve been able to experience the change in seasons which I just love. To watch mother nature waking up from her winter slumber and bursting back into colourful spring life – it’s…

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Would You Pick a Colour called “puke”?

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Have you ever bought a colour because you loved the name? Did it instantly transport you to a place, a time, a memory or simply because of how it made you feel? Fancy any from this 1574 colour chart? How about Ape’s Laugh, Merry Widow or Gooseturd Green? And if this chart is anything to…

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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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What are your favourite moments of colour joy?

little book of colour moment of colour joy

Have you ever found yourself stopped in your tracks having come across a colour or a combination of colours that has instantly lifted your spirit, in that moment filled your heart with joy and made you smile from the inside out?! I’ve asked some of my many colour loving friends to share with you their…

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