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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On the Colour Couch with CIDA winner Phoebe Lewis

little book of colour on the colour couch with phoebe lewis.

This year I had the honour of being a judge for the Colour in Design Awards (CIDA) UK and that’s where I got to hear about Phoebe Lewis. Phoebe entered the awards showcasing her natural pigments made from seaweed, showing not only the beautiful colours that could be created, but how she does this in…

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What are your favourite moments of colour joy?

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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 has 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…

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On the Colour Couch with Stylist Lucy Gough

Little Book Of Colour On The Colour Couch With Lucy Gough

I was first introduced to fellow Australian Lucy Gough when stylist Emma Morton-Turner and founder of The Inside Stylists network recommended me as a guest lecturer for Lucy’s styling course at Central Saint Martin’s London. Since then we have become firm friends and featured as the colour expert on her wildly successful online styling courses.…

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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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Why it’s OK for boys to like pink too

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Every few years we find ourselves confronted with the ‘boy wears pink’ headline and parents finding they are confronted with having in some way explain their sons colour choice. This happened recently to UK TV presenter Emma Willis when she found herself on a daytime chat show saying she was ‘overwhelmed’ by the reaction to her son,…

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On the Colour Couch with Chrissy Red

Little Book Of Colour On The Colour Couch With Chrissy Red

Chrissy and I first met when she was facilitating the ‘Colour in Architecture Award’ for WAN AWARDS back in 2016 in London. I burst into the room late (having sat on a tube in a tunnel for what felt like ages) and the first thing I saw was this flame of red hair. I instantly…

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Top Drawer London 2020 – My Top Colour Picks

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Hello colour lover! One of the great delights of my work, is being able to be a panellist, commentator or curator for various colour events and this month I was really thrilled to be asked by Top Drawer London to compiled my Top 20 Colour picks for the Autumn/Winter 2020 season. Top Drawer London is an annual trade show…

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5 fun facts about the colour purple

5 Fun Facts About The Colour Purple Karen Haller

Hello colour lover! This month we’re going to be looking at some fun facts about the colour purple. We go on a colourful journey of accidential discoveries, royal degrees and and car colours. Here are my top 5 favourite facts about this wonderful hue! 1. Purple dye – a colourful accident! Imagine creating a dye…

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On the Colour Couch with artist Anna Proctor

Little Book Of Colour On The Colour Couch With Anna Proctor

Anna and I met a few years ago at one of the Decorcafe network events held at Assael architecture in Putney, southwest London where we discussed our shared passion for colour. I love hearing an artists relationship with the colours they use, so it was wonderful to hear Anna’s story. So it’s over to Anna…

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