Spice up your life: MUSTARD

Mustard is a dark yellow color that resembles culinary mustard – it also is similar in colour to Flax. It’s a relative newcomer as colours go and was first recorded as a colour name in English in 1886. It’s been out of favour as a fashion colour for a while but seems to be growing …

Colour Analysis & Bespoke Jewellery

How one of our Consultants Uses Colour In Her Business… Barbara Laws qualified in Advanced Colour Analysis with Colourflair in 2013. For her it was the next step towards launching her personal colour and bespoke jewellery design company, Gem and Tonic. Barbara was born in Austria into a family of Jewellers. Her grandparents and both …

The Colour Wheel

A Grumbacher colour wheel is an essential tool when you are learning about colour. There’s one in the Colourflair Advanced Colour Analysis Training Kit. Unless people paint, relatively few people have used the colour wheel, and so are interested in finding out more. I find it a really useful tool when shopping to find complementary …

Marsala – Pantone Colour of 2015

Each year the colour authority PANTONE decides on a colour palette for the year and chooses one to be THE colour. For 2015 it is Marsala “Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, …

The Colour Yellow

      Spring is well and truly here in the UK and looking through my window I can see all the daffodils in my garden are in full bloom. It got me thinking about the colour yellow… Yellow is the colour of the sun, it brings happiness, it radiates warmth and makes you smile. …

How much do you charge?

I recently received some information from another Training Provider. It made me see red…Here is what they wrote: “There are numerous ways you can charge for your services, and you will have to identify the one that works for you. Your fees will be based upon: * Nature of the tasks involved (the amount of …

The Power of Glamour Anette Talpert

The Power of Glamour

Book Review: The Power of Glamour (The women who defined the magic of stardom) Annette Tapert Aurum Press 1999 This is not a new book, and the copy I have just bought is a second hand old library book… Despite the title it is not in itself a glamorous book. The cover has a black …

Think Pink!

I’ve just finished reviewing my August copies of (Harper’s) Bazaar, Vogue and In Style magazines…and whether you call it “A Rose Bouquet” (Vogue), or “Blush Up” (In Style), what all these magazines have in common, is that they’re thinking pink for AW2013. “Think Pink” (Bazaar) is their take on THE colour for the autumn winter …

Emerald Green ~ The Colour of 2013

Each year, Pantone, the leading provider of colour systems and technology for accurate colour communication, declares a particular colour the “Colour of the Year”. Twice a year, the company hosts a secret meeting of representatives from various nations’ colour standards groups in a European capital. After two days of presentations and debate, they choose a …