Category: Interior paints

SICO paint by PPG selects 2018 trending Colour of the Year: Cast Iron

“Black is often overlooked and underappreciated when choosing paint colours for the home, but its ability to refine, subdue and add strength to a space makes it a perfect choice,” said Misty Yeomans, colour marketing manager, Sico paint. “It brings solace and a peacefulness to any space, creating a haven in which to retreat from our always-connected, high-pressure society. Its versatility in pairing with other colours adds to its allure in home decorating.”

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Key Center Lobby Reposition

Following the purchase of the 23-story Key Center, Bellevue, Wash., the new building owners quickly determined the need to update the common areas of the building which had grown tired since the building’s completion in 2000. The design solution was to treat the lobby as a series of seven rooms, or stage sets—merging notions of work and hospitality—that were connected through color and seating arrangements.

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Dunn-Edwards announces “The Green Hour” Color of the Year for 2018

Dunn-Edwards has announced its 2018 Color of the Year – The Green Hour – a darker shade of grayed blue-green. “This stunning color has dual personalities of being moody, dramatic and intense, while still grounding and tranquil, acting as a neutral,” explained Sara McLean, color expert and stylist for Dunn-Edwards. “It is dreamlike, mysterious, rich and cozy.”

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AkzoNobel unveils world’s most sustainable paint factory

The Ashington plant uses a variety of renewable energy sources, including photovoltaic cells and a biomass boiler, alongside an automated manufacturing process which saves water, waste and energy. AkzoNobel estimates that the carbon footprint per liter of paint produced at Ashington will be reduced by 50% compared to the facilities it is replacing.

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Behr Paint reveals 2018 Color of the Year “In The Moment”

“In The Moment speaks to our society’s desire to disconnect and be present,” said Erika Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services at Behr. “Spruce blue, soft gray and lush green coalesce into a fresh shade that evokes a sense of sanctuary and relaxation amid our always-on lives. In The Moment crosses multiple design styles—global, coastal, modern—and pairs well with other subdued colors to create harmony for interiors or exteriors.”

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Design vision for Auberge Beach Residences & Spa

“Auberge Beach Residences is located on one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in South Florida,” said Will Meyer, principal of Meyer Davis Studio, Inc., along with Gray Davis. “The site’s serenity and calm environs informed our design direction—from palette to material choices. It is an honor to work with Related, Fortune and Fairwinds to create a landmark community that creates a sense of place unique to the destination and takes cues from the graceful style of Auberge Resorts, whose properties are acclaimed for their timelessness and intimate, understated elegance.”

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Cargill introduces polyaspartic ester that uniquely combines quick cure time and longer pot life

Cargill has launched a breakthrough polyaspartic ester product, Altor™ 205, which will fulfill a longstanding industry need for a coating that delivers faster return to service (cure time) with significantly longer working time (pot life). By combining these benefits, Altor 205 allows users to cover more square footage in less time, which can reduce labor time and enable them to take on more jobs.

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In the Know: The Difference Between Antimicrobial, Antibacterial and Microbicidal Coatings

In order to select the right coating for a health care project, it’s important to know the difference between these new advancements to ensure the correct one is chosen for the right project. One source of confusion is the use of the terms antimicrobial, antibacterial and microbicidal. Each term refers to specific benefits.

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