The Little Book of Colour is a new book for 2020 by Karen Haller. Like many of you with a fascination for colour, I am always on the lookout for new books to read on the subject. But as my bookshelves are full, I decided to download the kindle version of this book.
This book styles itself as the “definitive guide to using the power of colour to improve your happiness, well-being and confidence.”
The author, Karen Haller, builds on over 20 years of experience, of Applied Colour & Design Psychology. In this book she demonstrates the many practical ways in which you can use colour to transform your life. If you are updating your home decor or your wardrobe she gives you ideas to be inspired by the possibilities to:
-“Create a home that reflects your personality
-Grow your confidence in using colour
-Add colour to your workplace
-Choose clothes that express the true you
-Find your unique colour palette & design compatibility”
The blurb claims that this is the first book that mixes the science, psychology and emotional impact of colour, with Karen Haller taking you on a journey through rediscovering the joy of colour.
I found this book nicely written and easy to read – finishing it with two easy sessions in the evening. I can’t say that I learned anything new – but it’s a nice book to read if you are relatively new to the topic and a good refresher if you haven’t read much on colour psychology recently.
I did find it somewhat repetitive. There is obviously quite a bit of crossover between personal colour, the clothes in the wardrobe and the colours that you use in your home and at work…never the less I didn’t feel I’d wasted my money or my time. The hardback version is just £9.30 plus P&P and kindle £7.99. You can get a copy here: Enjoy!
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