Blogs (64)


Saving Customer Paint Data Can Drive Repeat Business

by Industry Professionals

The retail paint industry is evolving, but one thing that has remained unchanged is t...


Relax with a Cool-Colored Wall, or Not?

by Jill M. Speegle

Color experts have long said the colors we paint our walls can affect our psyche and ...


Color Champion: Frank Stella

by Jill Pilaroscia

One of the most important artists of the last century, the formidable Frank Stella


Color Benefits Schools

by Jill Pilaroscia

The school environment is a clear example of how color shapes human experience and be...


Tips for Testing Paint Colors

by Barbara Jacobs

Perhaps you are a painting professional who has just been asked for the thousandth ti...


The Good, the Bad, and the Unique

by Bob Bailey, AIA, CCS

“In a highly commoditized world, the name of the game is creating something unique, s...


How to Choose the Right Colors

by Barbara Jacobs

That’s the question, and it applies to both interiors and exteriors of homes and othe...


Colorful Destinations

by Jill Pilaroscia

Wanderlust runs deep in summer, so this month we’ve rounded up some of the most color...


A Matter of Degree: Nothing Is Black or White

by Robert Ikenberry

We, as a society, seem to have a hard time with “facts” and “truth.” As a self-descri...


Painted Ladies: The Colorist Movement

by Jill Pilaroscia

Colour Studio principal Jill Pilaroscia played a pivotal role in San Francisco’s colo...


Tiny Houses: A Look at Materials

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

As an avid blue water sailor I have always been interested in how marine architecture...


Color Shock: Sandy Skoglund

by Jill Pilaroscia

Sandy Skoglund is a conceptual artist and photographer based in New Jersey. She began...


Color Sensation: Robert Swain

by Jill Pilaroscia

This month we’re eager to share the work of Robert Swain, a painter whose 50-year car...


Graphic Color: Massimo Vignelli

by Jill Pilaroscia

This month we pay tribute to the incomparable designer Massimo Vignelli (1931-2014), ...


Collected Color: The Harvard Pigment Library

by Jill Pilaroscia

As color experts, we're always excited to share new developments in the field with ou...


Rich Color: Top Boutique Paint Brands

by Jill Pilaroscia

Why bother with boutique paint? To start, many luxury paint brands offer deeper, rich...


Best of 2015: Eye-Popping Books on Color

by Jill Pilaroscia

For the holiday season, we’ve selected a few gorgeously illustrated new books in whic...


Artist Records Emotions in Color

by Jill Pilaroscia

Portuguese designer Luis Giestas recorded his emotions, at every hour, for 300 days, ...


The Colorful Dynamics of Glass

by Jill Pilaroscia

As the San Francisco skyline welcomes new silhouettes to its configuration, Colour St...


Brutal Color: The Human Experience

by Jill Pilaroscia

As architectural colorists, we are interested in the role that color can play in crea...


Color Icon: Alexander Girard

by Jill Pilaroscia

"Art is only art if it is synonymous with living," Alexander Girard once said.


The Colorful World of Tetrachromacy

by Jill Pilaroscia

A wonderful ballet of reds, blues and greens choreographs the rich colors we experien...


Wright’s ‘Hollyhock House’ Blooms Anew

by Jill M. Speegle

The Hollyhock House—Frank Lloyd Wright’s first venture into architecture in Los Angel...


The Business of Brand Color

by Jill Pilaroscia

When it comes to branding and business, color has the ability to communicate instanta...


Award Honors Curtain-lifting Restoration

by Jill M. Speegle

A revamped Art Deco movie theater on Long Island is basking in the glow of an award f...


Colorscapes Serve Down on the Test Farm

by Jill Pilaroscia

As architectural colorists, we are often faced with questions about how the materials...


One Hotel, 19 Architects

by Jill M. Speegle

Where can you admire the architectural genius of Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid and David ...


The Art of Seeing:
Josef Albers and Relative Color

by Jill Pilaroscia

At Colour Studio, our job as architectural colorists is to please the eye—but visual ...


Historic Trends for a Modern World

by Jill Pilaroscia

We have been researching historic color palettes and thinking about what exactly make...


We LIKE This Colorful Series

by Jill Pilaroscia

Being architectural colorists, architecture and color are two words tha...


The Ins and Outs of Color Blocking

by Jill Pilaroscia

Often, when we are thinking about color in our daily lives, it’s from the visual pers...


Theater Designs Worth Applause

by Jill M. Speegle

A $5.4 million performing arts center that blends into the slopes of a volcano in Haw...


School Rises Colorfully from the Ashes

by Jill Pilaroscia

Last year in Normandy, France, the Jean Moulin Elementary School reopened after a ter...


Great Apps for Mobile Color Lovers

by Jill Pilaroscia

Apps, apps, apps! We are surrounded by them. They fill up our phones and tablets, and...


The Purpose of Color:
The Batel Centre of Cartagena

by Jill Pilaroscia

The Batel is the auditorium and convention centre of Cartagena, a


The Purpose of Color:
The Batel Centre of Cartagena

by Jill Pilaroscia

The Batel is the auditorium and convention centre of Cartagena, a


Shack Interacts, Lights the CA Desert

by Jill M. Speegle

It’s difficult to imagine a house more connected to its landscape than this desert ab...


Color Icon: Dale Chihuly

by Jill Pilaroscia

If ever there was an artist known for working with color, it’s Dale Chihuly.


Architecting Color: Emmanuelle Moureaux

by Jill Pilaroscia

This week, we want to introduce you to a fantastic architect with a commitment to col...


San Francisco's Color Icon

by Jill Pilaroscia

This post from Colour Studio features one of our favorite San Francisco icons.


Making Colorful History:
50 Years after the March on Washington

by Jill Pilaroscia

A recent post on NPR’s “The Picture Show” caught our color-loving eyes. The article f...


A Glass Ship for Vikings Unveiled

by Jill M. Speegle

It’s airy, yet enclosed. Love it or hate it, the recently unveiled, HKS-designed Minn...


Q&A: Conservation Layers Art, Science

by Jill M. Speegle

Whether she is restoring a massive painted wall or a small family heirloom painting, ...


Hadid Shines as ‘Woman of the Year’

by Jill M. Speegle

Hey! Who says architects can’t be glamorous? Dame Zaha Hadid, 62, was just crowned <...


Bright Idea? Enhancing the Wall

by Jill M. Speegle

Wish your walls could do more? Maybe even emit light?


Working Ahead: Office Designs for 2020

by Jill M. Speegle

So long, cubicles! Hello, hackable buildings and b(Hives)! The high-performance offic...


Olympic Trials in Architecture

by Jill M. Speegle

As athletes continue to break records and crowds cheer at the London 2012 Olympics Ga...


Steven Holl Offers Tour of His ‘Art on Water’ in South Korea

by Jill M. Speegle

With water as the art’s foundation and an abundance of “perfect” light, a new gallery...


The Drywall Dilemma: Lessons Learned from the School of Finish Failures

by Burt Olhiser

The following is the first installment of a two-part discussion of a number of failur...


Modern Renaissance: Dynamic Color Scenario Seen in Glance Ahead

by Jill M. Speegle

How would you describe a modern renaissance? Do the terms “extreme salvage,” “restrai...


The Ideal and the Real: Firm’s Youthful Principal Blends Artistry and Utility

by Jill M. Speegle

Creating a space that enhances communication while providing visual appeal is key whe...


Testifying for Color: Celebs Relate ‘Stories,’ Build on ‘Habitat’ Assist

by Jill M. Speegle

When it comes to selecting paint colors to liven interior spaces, the indecisiveness ...


Ready to ‘Check-In’ to Architecture? National Virtual Event Starts Sunday

by Jill M. Speegle

No flights, hotel reservations, or nametags are needed; in fact, you could stay in yo...


Vacation Planning 101: Safdie’s Riveting Museum Design in Arkansas?

by Jill M. Speegle

If you are in search of inspiration, culture, art and a dose of architectural magic, ...


Pattern and Color, and the Intriguing Effects Created by Their Interaction

by Barbara Jacobs

What’s in a pattern, and why should we care? Color is one thing, and of course I thin...


‘Indie’ Paint Company Offers its Slant on the 2012 Color Hit Parade

by Jill M. Speegle

“Sprout,” “From Farm to Table,” and “Dusk to Dawn” may sound like a playlist of the l...


Mixing, not Matching: Contrast, Balance Produce Harmony in Composition

by Barbara Jacobs

What’s the real story behind the concept of “Mix and Match?” What are we talking abou...


Decision Time…Cooking with Color, with or without a Recipe

by Barbara Jacobs

Ready to cook with color? Don’t start yet! Here are some questions to answer before u...


D+D Asks: Do You Pin?

by Jill M. Speegle

Favorites, bookmarks, traditional scrapbooks or storyboards may soon be “old news” wh...


The Mystery of Color Perception, and the Variables at Work

by Barbara Jacobs

What’s important when the subject is the science and perception of color? I suppose t...


Perspectives on Project Photography, from the Experts

by Barbara Jacobs

If you want to know more about the properties of paint, you go to the experts—the pai...


Intentional or Incidental? Taking ‘Color’ Seriously

by Barbara Jacobs

Inside or out…why should “color” be the subject of specific, intentional consideratio...


Conversation Starter: The Myriad Responses to the Colors Around Us

by Barbara Jacobs

Why talk about color? It’s not because subjects pertaining to “color” are among my ow...


Two Words that Made this Contractor Tremble with Fear: Color Advice

by Burt Olhiser

During my years of contracting I loved most everything about my career choice, with o...


 
 
   

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