2021 Haft2COLOUR Calendar Project – June

Obsidian Ah, June! Long days and short nights. Towards month’s end, soon after the summer solstice, the last supermoon of the year will glow in an obsidian sky. Obsidian! What a great name for a colour! It’s not merely another name for black. Taking its name from the semi-precious volcanic glass – which isn’t always, View full post


2021 Haft2COLOUR Calendar Project – May

Gamboge It’s May at last! The first long weekend of the season will soon arrive. The clock is ticking on the last frost date. Mother’s Day is coming. Is the excitement of it all overwhelming? This month, Haft2 Colour Calendar brings you a colour that just might calm overwrought nerves – gamboge. Extracted from the View full post


2021 Haft2COLOUR Calendar Project – April

Heliotrope This lovely shade of violet is named for the flower heliotrope – Heliotropium arborescens – of the borage family. While April is too early to see actual heliotropes in bloom, the bright cheer of the colour makes us think of spring and Easter and basking in the warmth of the season to come. Printable View full post


2021 Haft2COLOUR Calendar Project – March

Smaragd From the Latin for emerald, smargd is a bright, jewel-like green – an outlandish name for a fantastic shade. Adding to its weirdness: It’s the only noun in English that ends in “gd”! But whether it reminds you of the colour of leprechauns and shamrocks or the first few shoots of new grass, what View full post


Haft2’s Valentine’s Day Zoom Background

Prepping for Valentine’s Day? Use this Valentine-themed background for your February 14th Zoom meetings! Feel the love – whether for business or pleasure. And from all of us at Haft2, have a lovely Valentine’s Day.   Static Background 1920×1080  |  Animated Background 1920×1080 To Save To Deskop: Right Click and “Save Link As…” Download Instructions: View full post


2021 Haft2COLOUR Calendar Project – February

Amaranth A shade of deep reddish-rose, amaranth is also the name of a flowering plant. To the Victorians, amaranth (the flower) was known as love-lies-bleeding, and was a symbol of hopeless love. So, while it’s a gorgeous colour, it’s probably not high on the list of blooms to include in a Valentine’s bouquet – if you’re View full post


2021 Haft2COLOUR Calendar Project – January

Drunk Tank Pink Hopefully, the New Year won’t find you in such circumstances. But drunk-tank pink is exactly what it says on the tin – slapped on holding-cell walls, the soft bubble-gum shade was found to soothe anxiety and calm aggression over short periods. If you want to recreate it yourself, it’s a four-to-one white/red View full post


Happy Holidays from Haft2

Our holidays are looking a bit different this year.  No holiday parties, no ugly sweater competitions and no cookie exchanging at the office. Instead, we’re sending our holiday wishes digitally so you can add some festivities to your next Zoom call with our Haft2Celebrate background (check the link in our bio to download it). And View full post


Haft2 Colour Calendar | December

Tiffany & Co. Talk about your iconic colours! The mere sight of a bag or box in Tiffany Blue excites the beholder, calling to mind the glamour that Tiffany’s embodies, a legacy of celebrity and Hollywood and music and – especially – craftsmanship. Tiffany Blue first appeared in 1845, chosen by founder Charles Lewis Tiffany View full post


Haft2 Colour Calendar | November

UPS We don’t know what colour the first delivery vehicle was of the company that would become UPS, but as the company fleet grew, it at last warranted a standardized colour scheme. While founder James E. Casey wanted yellow for his vehicles, one of the partners, Charlie Soderstrom, pointed out the difficulties of keeping that View full post