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There's a lot to say about colors, and everyone has their own way of saying it. The Color Objects columnists each have their own style and their own expertise, their own character. Here they share their thoughts, their knowledge, their questions. All about colors.

By Jeanne Goutelle Boro is a Japanese word meaning "tattered rags". It refers to the way people used to recycle small pieces of fabric to make bedcovers, futons and clothing for daily use in Japan. (image above: Mingei Arts Gallery &…...
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When it comes to colour in the learning environment, function trumps aesthetics. Colour trend & other such frivolities have no power here. The science of colour psychology is the reason to pick a blue over a red, or an orange over…...
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By Jeanne Goutelle: Hello spring, goodbye winter! That could be the tittle of this piece. That could've been our motto for our last winter days in Europe. But unfortunately, March is not always about nice weather and warmer climates. The…...
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By Justine Fox: Colour understanding is at the forefront of my work with Clarity InColour. It defines the projects that we engage in for commercial clients whether it's in branding, retail or product range building. But colour is an evolving…...
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By Jason Allen: Without being prompted, it's hard to think of many logos that are yellow, isn't it? It's an unusual colour in the branding world because yellow's inherent qualities – joy, warmth, cheer, caution – aren't usually qualities we…...
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By Jeanne Goutelle Aurélia Wolff is a fashion designer with a true passion for colour. Alongside her "Rosa Tapioca" ready-to-wear brand, she's now creating WHOLE, an interior design concept selling household linen products made from natural organic materials using a…...
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By Justine Fox, Clarity InColour Digital printing is now allowing designers to really stretch their creative metal with effects and pattern that simply aren't possible within traditional methods. Back in college I remember visiting the great European printing houses like Ratti…...
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By Sylvia O'Brien Colour is an influence on everything. It seeps into our consciousness whether we know it or not. The psychology of colour is especially connected to the healing process. It is a known fact that our state of mind…...
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By Jason Allen: What's up with orange? Of all the colours, it's one of the least popular when it comes to logos. Why is that? Why the bad rap for this gorgeous sunny colour? Adjectives about orange that might come…...
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By Jeanne Goutelle:  Valentin Dommanget is a young French artist based in London. His artistic approach is wide open to experiments using colour and media to question the nature of plain flat surfaces. Upon first seeing his work on his website…...
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By Justine Fox, Clarity InColour Russia is in the limelight right now. Whether from the imminent onset of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the state's political manoeuvrings over libertarian activists or simply the recently opened new concept anti-cafes like…...
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By Sylvia O'Brien Imagine wearing a pair of glasses that change colour all the time, shifting perception & stimulating the mind. Sounds like fun, yes? This month I wanted to highlight two buildings that do just that. The first one…...
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By Jason Allen Of all the colours in the spectrum, when it comes to logos, the most formidable player is blue. One third of the world's top 100 brands have blue logos. That's a lot of blue in the marketplace…...
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By Jeanne Goutelle The work of Na Young Lee, a young Korean artist, is all about how painted colours melt into each other: do they blend? Are they attracting each other or do they refuse the contact? Do they create…...
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By Justine Fox Colour people are always talking. A few months ago I got embroiled in a debate with a colleague about the world of 3D printing and what it was up to in colour. So when I heard that…...
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By Sylvia O'Brien Like a beautiful and precious gift box, this charming bank building contrasts it's purpose. When we think of the financial industry we usually think of serious colours such as grey, or grounding colours such as brown to…...
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By Jason Allen One colour for logos that's seen a huge resurgence in the last two decades is green. It's a colour that's a bit more specific in regards to what it can convey, with attributes like health, freshness, renewal…...
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By Sylvia O'Brian A city painted blue seems like fantasy, but there are three very real blue cities each with their own tale as to why they're blue. First, there is Jodhpur, India. Jodhpur has been around since the 15th century…...
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The London Design Festival is starts saturday september 14th. Throughout London there will be a host of events in museums, galleries and the streets. Justine Fox, director of Clarity InColour has a few tips on where to go this week!…...
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We start this series by looking into one of the basics – black. Why do some companies select black as the main colour for their logo? If you Google the attributes that are associated with black, you get a list…...
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03 Jul

Metal Futures

By Justine Fox I have a developing obsession with metal. Not the hard rock version but the stuff that comes out of the ground and forms the foundations of some of the most wondrous and beautiful objects. It began a year…...
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By Charlotte Champion:   Paul Simon got it wrong. She shouldn't have diamonds on the soles of her shoes; she should have red paint on the soles of her shoes. And not just any red, in fact, the colour has…...
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By Sylvia O'Brien   This red wall spans three stories of an old converted 19th century Victorian rowhouse in Toronto, Canada. The house has been remodeled at least twice and had very little of it's original character left. This wall…...
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By chance, I went to see Chuck Close's work in the White Cube Bermondsey, London. I wasn't so keen on his work before. When I got there I realized that I didn't know his work. I only knew the result.…...
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By Jason Allen Take a second and think about where you do your banking. Go ahead. I'll wait. There. I'll bet you thought about your bank's logo just now. There was a time not so long ago when, if I'd…...
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By Justine Fox, Clarity InColour I've been quite fascinated again recently about luxury. An old topic I know but what does it really mean to us today? The world has taken a seismic economic shift beyond the bling of the…...
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By Jeanne Goutelle: Orange between orange and Orange: An exhibition of Michael Joaquin Grey   Tired of grey winter shades? Let's meet Mr Grey in person to know how he became a big fan of orange! First I should introduce Mr Michael…...
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By Sylvia O'Brien: Being Canadian & in the colour business I can't help but be charmed by the landscape of some of our east coast cities. St. John's Newfoundland, for example (see photos) 'thumbs it's nose' at the harsh climate…...
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Few logos receive the scrutiny that an Olympic logo does. Released five years in advance of its respective games, an Olympic logo is the first visual glance the world gets at an Olympiad. It needs to weave together story, culture,…...
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10 Mar

Black & White

By Justine Fox:   For my first foray into the world of blogging I thought that it might be wise to start at the beginning. By that I mean back when we began to use colour description in language. I…...
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By Sylvia O'Brien It is debated that the average human eye can perceive up to ten million colours or more. To see colour... I mean actually see it, means that we have to learn to look, decipher and categorize it.…...
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By Charlotte Champion Photography has always been a great passion of mine, not only trying a hand at it myself but also looking at a lot of photographs and thinking about them. Photography is fascinating aesthetically and theoretically to me.…...
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By Charlotte Champion  In the fine arts, and particularly in painting, colour has always played an extremely important role. Whether artists finely blend colours to ‘precisely’ imitate nature or use the more expressive colours of emotion and imagination – traditionally…...
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Color Objects encourages you to get a better eye and appreciation for colors and characters. To get a special selection of pics and info for you, we find designers and artists that make colorful work from all over the world. There's a lot of character in colors, and having a closer look will change your view of the world and people around you. So we share a host of pics and info from design, art, cultures and the natural world. All about colors.

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