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Color Selection for an Open Floor Plan

Open Floor Plan with Black Pillar

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2013 Fall Color Trends

Nature’s Color Story

From earth to sky, the natural world influences our color inspiration.

A Fairytail Forest Fall Color Scheme

2013 Summer Color Trends


Color Memories Inspire Us Today

Color holds strong memories of times past; inspire our color choices today.

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2013 Spring Color Trends

Spring’s fresh start is the perfect time for inspiring new beginnings.

 

New Year’s Resolution - Add Color to Your Home

Adding a bold color to your home may seem a bit scary and a little too permanent for some people. The trick to stepping outside of your color comfort zone is to incorporate colors that work with your existing color scheme verses doing a complete overhaul.

How Important is it that Colors Flow from Room to Room?

What Is Flow?

I am often asked about the necessity of making colors flow from room to room in a home and if it is necessary. Sometimes the need to coordinate or blend with a neighboring room is an absolute, for example if the rooms do not have doors between them or no existing wall to separate them. If this is the case then the use of a color that makes it flow should be considered. But what is “flow”? A color that makes an easy transition would be one that is a hue in the same color family as the original room.

Colour Canvas 2013

A collection of forecasted globally defining colors; finding balance with color for uncertain times.

The world economy is still in flux, up one day, down the next. The world of color and design can react in ways that reflect the market's seesaw ride and mood. As design and paint professionals, your focus is to provide the best possible atmosphere for your clients to find comfort from the world around them.

Commercial Interior & Exterior Palette 2012 - 2013

The colors offered in this palette show the general direction of color for each color family based on trend studies and research of interior and exterior products in the marketplace. As a member of the Color Marketing Group, we bring you the most up-to-date information so you can stay informed on color and ensure the success of your project. 

 

Creating a Stress-Free Home

Ok, so maybe we're over-promising just a little with the title on this one. Creating a completely stress-free home is a pretty big task, but not necessarily an impossible one. Here are some of our favorite tips for reducing stress at home.

Pick soothing paint colors

Surrounding yourself with calm and relaxing colors can have a soothing effect on your mind and can help aid in concentration. Common calming colors include blues and greens, as they remind us of calming things in nature - the ocean, the sky, a quiet field.

Black is Back!

The color black has been steadily trending on the design scene. From dramatic touches of the dark color to entire rooms blanketed in it, black is back and it looks like it’s sticking around! One of the latest trends we’re seeing with black is using it to paint interior trim and doors. And we’re liking it…

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How Color Affects Our Mood

We all have our own personal taste when it comes to color. Some people are drawn to bright, bold colors while others prefer softer, calmer colors. While perceptions of color are somewhat subjective, there are some color effects that have universal meaning.

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