Category: Interior design

The Evolution of Color Trends

It happens every year: a new trendy color begins popping up in store fronts, on social media and in home decor. As designers, it’s important to have an understanding of current and future color trends and their influences in order to create spaces that will meet the needs of your clients. Color trends are inspired by and derived from demographic, geographic and overall societal and cultural influences. As the world continues to evolve, so do color trends, as they are in fact an outcome of timing, events and moods.

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IWBI and ASID Team Up to Promote Health and Wellness in the Design Community

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI)™announced at Greenbuild International Conference and Expo that they are teaming up to enhance WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP™) education for the design community. Beginning in February 2018, ASID members who have or receive IWBI’s WELL Faculty™ designation will lead WELL AP exam preparation courses throughout the United States. ASID members will receive discounted pricing as a way to increase the opportunity for those in the design community to obtain the WELL AP credential.

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The color trends driving design in 2018

No design trend is more influential and ubiquitous than color. Color has the power to impact moods and communicate our values and personalities without saying a word. Needless to say, the colors you choose to cover the walls of your home or business have a significant effect on the people in the space. Not only do trending colors create a visually appealing space, but they can help give commercial spaces a competitive edge in attracting visitors and customers. Staying abreast of color trends and their influences helps to shape forward-thinking design.

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Housing Vermont

Without the basic understanding of your client, even the most well thought out design can fall short of your goals. For Christine Burdick, owner and principal designer with Christine Burdick Design in Burlington, VT, this was never truer than when she was working with Housing Vermont, a nonprofit that creates permanently affordable rental housing and through investments in community development.

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Cuningham Group Architecture moves into restored Mid-Century Modern landmark

Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc. (Cuningham Group®) has leased and restored the historic Farmers & Stockmens Bank building and made the Mid-Century Modern landmark its new Phoenix office. The approximately 6,000-square-foot building, at 5001 E. Washington Street, was designed by the internationally famous architectural team of Pereira & Luckman in 1951.

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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 announces Heart Wood as 2018 Color of the Year

Extensive research was conducted by the color team at AkzoNobel’s Global Aesthetic Center, together with a group of 11 international experts. It revealed a strong overarching trend of consumers wanting to transform their homes into spaces of retreat from the outside world.

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