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colour & design with karen - july edition

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Karen Haller

karen haller colour & design consultancy is based in west london, UK. 

karen works with businesses and private clients on their branding, personal and interior colours and design, specialising in applied colour psychology.

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colour & design events   this month's events


London, UK

july - 15th aug    

Summer Exhibition  


London, UK

2nd - 9th july

New Designers    


Liverpool, UK   

july - 18 sept  

Eye For Colour exhibition 


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It's the summer holidays and if you are thinking of taking on an interiors project, this month's interiors article shows how to sketch the layout to design your dream bathroom.   


This month's business branding article looks at why the top three social media giants have all choosen blue as their main branding colour.    


In the news... section I look at the meaning of yellow in response to Prime Location's 'tongue in cheek' use of yellow to sell your home.


You can't fail to have noticed this season's colour blocking trend. I look at ways these bold fun colours can be worn at work whilst still looking professional.   


And as always, there's a special offer on tiles from Reed Harris, the tile specialist.   


Karen x

bathroomdesigning your own bathroom? here's how to sketch it out

Are you thinking of designing your own bathroom? Wondering how to go about it? Here's a simple guide
to get you started.

And don't forget to check out the special offer on tiles at the end. 

read on...  


socialmediawhy do the social media giants use blue as their brand colour

Why do the big three social networking sites Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn all use blue as their branding colour?

Is this just coincidence or clever branding?

read on...      



newsin the news... prime location tv advert and the subliminal meaning of yellow 

Have you seen the Prime Location ad on the use of yellow when selling your home? 


It's a bit 'tongue in cheek', but looking at the properties of yellow they intuitively picked a great colour?   

read on...        


colourblockingthis season's trend ... colour blocking. how to interpret the trend for work. 

It's hard to miss this season's trend for colour blocking. Bold, bright, fun colours everywhere.     

How can you bring fun colours into your every day work wear and still look professional?  

read on...  



specialofferspecial offer... Reed Harris tiles 20% discount

My friends at Reed Harris have kindly offered my readers 20% off on their range of tiles.      

Based in London and Reading, they deliver throughout the UK.     


This offer is available until 31st August. Don't forget to tell your friends read on... 


That's it for this month.   


I hope you found this month's edition interesting and useful. Don't forget, if there's anything you'd like to see included in a future issue, drop me a line at karen@karenhaller.co.uk  



A message from a recent client:  


"I had a business colour consultation with Karen and am so happy with the results! By getting to know my individual business and its goals beforehand, she knew exactly what effect I would need from my new colours to take my business up to new heights and access a wider audience."


Wishing you a great month!

Karen x  


      For more information visit www.karenhaller.co.uk