Articles (79)


2019 Color Forecast: Optimism, Elegance, Calm: Aesthetics for the New Year

from PaintSquare Press, Winter 2018


Curating Cozy: 2018 Color Forecasts Illustrate Many Ways to
Create Comfort at Home

from D+D In Depth, November 2017 ; by BRANDY HADDEN, D+D NEWS

Fall brings with it another round of color trend predictions for 2018. See the variet...


2018 Color Forecast: Upcoming Trends Aim to Relax You, No Matter How You Define 'Comfort'

from D+D Print, Fall 2017 ; by Brandy Hadden, D+D News

See the color palettes several major paint and coatings manufacturers expect will dom...


Problem Solved: My Paint Looks Bad — Can I Prove It Has Faded?

from D+D Print, Fall 2017 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.

Is there a way to prove the paint on your building has faded and become dull, and if ...


Quench the Craving for Calm: Early 2018 Color Forecasts Cater to Slowing Down in a Busy Life

from D+D In Depth, August 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, DURABILITY + DESIGN, AND BRANDY HADDEN, D+D NEWS

Now that the first batch of color trends forecasts for 2018 have been announced, you ...


From Start to Finishes: Innovative Coating Solutions for Metal Panels

from D+D In Depth, July 2017 ; by DAVE DONOVAN, CENTRIA COATING SYSTEMS

Metal panels may have a long history as a building product, but advances in architect...


Color in Retail: Goals, Keys, Results

from D+D In Depth, April 2017 ; by BARBARA JACOBS, BARBARA JACOBS COLOR AND DESIGN

Paint color choices can play an important, intentional part in the design of a retail...


Color Science and Design for Commercial Interiors: A Conversation with Gillian C. Rose, Interior Design and Color Science Consultant

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

“Eighty percent of our visual perception comes from color, and if we’re not taught wh...


Architectural Color: Branding in the Built Environment

from D+D In Depth, November 2016 ; by Billy Rosbottom, Sto Corp.

Color exerts a powerful influence on consumer behavior. While many argue over its rol...


Architectural Color Trends for 2017: A Review of Paint Manufacturers’ Forecasts

from D+D In Depth, October 2016 ; by Aaron Jentzen, Editor

Often, trendy colors soon fall from favor. That’s fine, if you’re talking about an ou...


Color in Institutional Spaces

from D+D In Depth, May 2016 ; by Billy Rosbottom, Sto Corp.

Many see institutional buildings as synonymous with cold, bare concrete, perceiving t...


From Drab to Daring:
The Explosion of Color in Coatings

from D+D In Depth, May 2016 ; by Jeff Alexander, VP of Sales, Coil and Extrusion Division, Valspar

In the past, vibrant colors were seldom used for major construction projects, resulti...


Selecting Sealers and Coatings for
Decorative Concrete

from D+D In Depth, February 2016 ; by Chris Sullivan, ChemSystems Inc.

The question of what sealer or coating to use can be confusing. Unfortunately, there ...


Roofing Expo Preview: Coatings Products

from D+D In Depth, February 2016 ; by Harold Hower, Editor, D+D In Depth

Roof coating products for maintenance, rehabilitation and reflectivity were exhibited...


Not Your Father’s Stucco:
EIFS and Topcoat Systems

from D+D In Depth, February 2016 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Using Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) is now one of the leading ways to...


Color in the Commercial Environment

from D+D Online Features, August 2015 ; by William Rosbottom, Sto Corp.


On the Hunt for Harvest Gold

from D+D Print, April 2015 ; by Sally Zimmerman, Historic New England

From hip to historic, the retro color schemes of midcentury modern design can be foun...


Concrete Floor Coatings and Treatments

from D+D Print, November 2014


What Tomorrow’s Colors Can Do for You Today

from D+D Print, October 2014 ; by Gary Henry

The 2015 color forecast is for blues, soothing tones and value.


Color - we see it every day, yet we often underestimate it.

from D+D Print, October 2014 ; by Amy Woodall, Editor in Chief


In the 'Hospital of the Future'

from D+D Print, September 2014 ; by Gary Henry

At a technologically advanced medical center, paint contributes to both design and pe...


Lessons from Madge

from D+D Print, June 2014 ; by Gina R. Johnson, Editor in Chief


Picture This!

from D+D Print, June 2014

The Color of Glass


Architecting Color

from D+D Print, February 2014 ; by Jill Pilaroscia, Colour Studio Inc.

Color, if thoughtfully chosen, broadcasts meaning.


Color in Commercial Architecture

from D+D Print, June 2013 ; by Jill Pilaroscia, Colour Studio

Color defines space, creates relationships and a sense of cohesion—locally in neighbo...


The Context of Color

from D+D Print, March/April 2013 ; by Sonu Mathew, Benjamin Moore & Co.

Color adds value to buildings. In this article, Mathew explains how color transcends ...


Color and Design Outlook: A Study in Contrasts

from D+D Online Features, September 2012 ; by Jill M. Speegle

While color and design forecasts for 2013 are wide-ranging, many color experts and de...


Polyurea Plus Color Equals One Fantastic Makeover

from JPCL, July 2012


A Visual Feast: Varied Decorative Approaches Serve up Array of Effects

from D+D Online Features, April 2012 ; by Jill M. Speegle, Assistant Editor

Sushi rolls rock, stir-fry sizzles and a variety of contemporary faux finishes combin...


Artistry and Chemistry: Color Theory and Practice with Polished Concrete

from D+D Online Features, February 2012 ; by Howard Jancy

Almost two decades ago, colored concrete flooring found its way into the lexicon of a...


The Color Deficit: Making the Case for a Polychromatic World

from D+D Online Features, December 2011 ; by Billy Rosbottom

Architecture serves as a grounding element for our communities. Our buildings are whe...


The Horizontal Palette: Colors, Effects Remake the Concrete Landscape

from D+D Online Features, September 2011 ; by Joe Maty

Creative and innovative interpretations of color and surface treatments continue to g...


The Color Landscape: A Bolder Spectrum, with ‘Authentic’ Tilt

from D+D Online Features, September 2011 ; by Jill Speegle

From full-bodied reds and clean blues to sophisticated and inviting earth tones, colo...


The Wall as Canvas: Colors, Patterns Stretch the Design Universe

from D+D Online Features, July 2011 ; by Gillian Rose

Wallpaper: The mere word conjures up such personal memories from our past.


We’re Only Human: Why Choosing a Color is So #%&@ Difficult

from D+D Online Features, April 2011 ; by Gillian Rose

How many times have you tried to satisfy your quest for “the perfectly colored room?”...


Low-Tech, High-Tech: Gallery of Programs Reflect Color Dynamics

from D+D Online Features, March 2011 ; by Joe Maty

The art and science of color and design are highly dynamic, and paint and coatings co...


Colors Enrich Victorian Flavor of Ghirardelli Project

from D+D Online Features, February 2011 ; by Jill M. Speegle, Editorial Assistant, Durability + Design

A blend of 19th-century historic architecture and 21st-century technology meld in the...


Classic Composition: Operatic Triumph for Studio’s Artistry

from D+D Online Features, January 2011 ; by Zachary J. Hoeppner

The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House combines classical, European intuition with ...


From the Paint Lab: Paint Color Often Just Fades Away…But Does it Have to?

from D+D Online Features, January 2011 ; by V.C. “Bud” Jenkins

When paint fades uniformly, people don’t usually notice. There’s little or no noticea...


‘Edgy, Rebellious’ Rolling Stone Takes L.A. Restaurant Stage

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Joe Maty

“Edgy, imaginative, creative, and rebellious” are some of the notes being hit in an a...


Tales from the Trenches: Dancing to ‘Rock Star’s’ Tune

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Steve Ryan

I ran into a friend at the airport yesterday, and as all people in all industries do,...


PWC+

from PWC, November/December 2010

Purple power, the name game, rust sleeps, and more.


Current Color Phase: Neutrals Ascendant, but Share Limelight

from D+D Online Features, October 2010

The world of color has undergone a makeover of late, with yellows, grays and aubergin...


Color Me Historic

from PWC, September/October 2010 ; by Sally Zimmerman

Knowing a home's vintage will give you an advantage.


School colors: Making the grade in the classroom

from D+D Online Features, July 2010 ; by Allen Zielnik

Green and white; blue and gold; maroon and orange: Combinations like these may come t...


Curb Appeal

from PWC, March/April 2010 ; by Sally Zimmerman

Here's your three-part secret to the right colors for any house, anytime.


PWC+

from PWC, March/April 2010

Clothes encounters, texting, taxing, mood checks and more.


Effective formulas for the polymer floor

from JAC, October/November 2009 ; by Robert Cain and Eric Borglum, Key Resin Company

Performance success is driven by optimum mix of chemistry, composition, and applicati...


Advanced EIFS system delivers building upgrade

from JAC, August/September 2009

In addition to an attractive new look, former warehouse buildings get major boost in ...


'Market dynamics' cited in color forecast

from JAC, March/April 2009


Product Pipeline

from JAC, March/April 2009


Resurrecting an art-deco relic

from JAC, March/April 2009 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Iconic Minnesota skyscraper is transformed, but restoration program returns a stunnin...


The prospects for powder

from JAC, March/April 2009 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

The coatings technology gets points for its 'green' profile and resistance properties...


Connecting via Color

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by Barbara Jacobs, Barbara Jacobs Color and Design

The use of color represents a key design element in any commercial space, and is a si...


Product Pipeline

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by JAC Staff


Roof Coatings - Commissioning a magnum opus for philharmonic center roof restoration

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by JAC Staff

Visuals and performance both loomed large when the operators of the Naples, FL, Philh...


Volunteers spruce up Dallas nonprofit agencies

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by JAC Staff


CSI formally introduces 'GreenFormat' web program

from JAC, December 2008 ; by JAC Staff


Powerful medicine

from JAC, August/September 2008 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

The architects of the new Pittsburgh Children's Hospital employed vibrant colors, bol...


Coloring of concrete: Transforming a gray area

from JAC, June/July 2008 ; by Jamie Farny and Terry Collins, Portland Cement Association

Applying stains to concrete adds instant visual appeal to this popular building mater...


New Products

from JAC, June/July 2008


Color: Risk and reward

from JAC, January/February 2008 ; by William Rosbottom, Sto Corp.

Color is part of the world around us. So why should we feel a fear of flying with col...


Aiming for the fences (and the rest of the stadium)

from JAC, October/November 2007 ; by John C. Williams, HOK Sport+Venue+Event

A winning maintenance-coating game plan for sports facilities must take into account ...


Concrete Protection and Decoration - A different slant on treatments for tilt-up

from JAC, October/November 2007 ; by Lorella Angelini, BASF Building Systems

High-build coatings can provide decorative and protective advantages in applications ...


Waterproofing Paint

from JAC, October/November 2007


Department of corrections

from JAC, April/May 2007

Masonry-staining materials and techniques are used to resurrect the look of the origi...


Sherwin-Williams color system makes fashion debut in New York

from JAC, March/April 2007

The Sherwin-Williams Company formally announced the launch of its Concepts in Color p...


Doing the Charleston

from JAC, January/February 2007 ; by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

A collection of Carolina-accented architectural paint hues known as the Colors of His...


Natural themes permeate PPG’s color-trends forecast

from JAC, January/February 2007

A connection to the natural world and its elements figures prominently in PPG Industr...


Pretty in paint

from JAC, January/February 2007

Awards spotlight use of color, patterns


Benjamin Moore recognizes outstanding use of color with second annual HUE Awards

from JAC, October/November 2006

Several major names in architecture - including Ettore Sottsass, Will Aslop, and Davi...


Sturm und drang, yin and yang: Color trends take cue from the times

from JAC, August/September 2006

Standard for recycled paint hailed as key to greater use


At Willow School, winds of change buffet the blueprint

from JAC, June/July 2006 ; by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

The doctrine of respect for the environment is more than an element of the core curri...


Durability: Keeping up appearances

from JAC, Feburary/March 2006 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Color, gloss measurements add science to the art of selecting coatings that will hold...


Color psychology: Mind-altering hues

from JAC, January 2006 ; by Joe Maty

This article explores the premise that “every color has an emotional association,” an...


Color and restoration: Putting the pieces together

from JAC, October 2005 ; by Jayson Helsel

Due to the importance of many historical structures, there is considerable interest i...


Aligning facilities tradition with education: Considering the big picture in charting coatings material and application strategies

from JAC, July 2005 ; by Peter Brown and Andrew Wilson

This review explores current directions in school planning and design and examines im...


Institute announces industry-government plan to develop projects, strategies for leftover paint

from JAC, July 2005

The Product Stewardship Institute (Boston, MA) recently announced an industry-governm...


New coatings VOC limits go into effect in Mid-Atlantic

from JAC, January 2005

WASHINGTON—New volatile organic compound (VOC) limits on architectural and industrial...


 
 
   

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