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Weekly Poll (17)

As part of an ongoing color war, artist Anish Kapoor has been banned from using artist Stuart Semple's color-changing paints, Phaze and Shift, after previously being banned from several of Semple's product lines. This is in response to Kapoor getting exclusive artistic rights to using Surrey Nanosystems' Vantablack. Do you think this color war is still justified or has it gone on long enough?

PPG released its 2018 Color Forecast that included focal shades for its various paint lines as well as the color of the year. All were shades of black. Do you love or hate this forecast?

Do color forecasts and trends affect how you choose paint colors for design or renovation projects?

China has recently outlawed “odd-shaped” buildings as part of an effort to regulate city growth. Do you think this will work?

Do you use boutique paints on projects?

How much do you (or your company) depend on or use coating manufacturers’ color forecasts in your business?

The major paint and color experts have all unveiled their 2015 Colors of the Year. How much do you think these selections influence design and color trends?

Should Benjamin Moore change the name of its “Confederate Red” paint color, which some people have found offensive?

The new color of the Jimmie Davis Bridge in Louisiana is being chosen by a public vote. (Note: Voting ends May 2.) Good idea or bad idea?

What aspect of building performance and aesthetics most interests you?

Some men’s prison cells and boys’ locker rooms have been painted pink in order to soothe or humiliate occupants. What do you think of this idea?

What type of information/articles in Durability + Design Magazine would be of most value to you?

North Miami Beach has passed an ordinance that restricts the use of certain exterior paint colors by businesses. What’s your take on this?

Some cities are considering regulating exterior paint colors for commercial buildings. Is this a good idea?

How much do you keep tabs on color trends?

What resources do you use in making color choices?

Le Corbusier, one of the master architects of the Bauhaus movement, which is considered minimalistic in use of color, said that “color is the immediate spontaneous expression of life.” Which of the following expressions about the architectural use of color most closely reflects your view?


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