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2019 color trends: what the experts are saying

How to Use 2019 Color Trends to Boost Productivity and Increase Energy in Commercial Spaces

When designing for spaces where we work, learn and more, using the latest color trends effectively is key to creating interiors that help people be as productive and comfortable as possible. Inspired by the latest trends and the 2019 Sherwin-Williams Colormix® Color Forecast, the following are tips for transforming clients’ spaces across business, education, health care and hospitality environments with the power of color.

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2019 Color Trends in Multi-family Design

To understand how to make conducive design decisions and color choices in multi-family spaces relevant for both Millennials and Boomers, PPG developed a special color trends report for designers and architects to reference for their upcoming projects. PPG’s 2019 multi-family color trends forecast brings this housing shift to the surface and explores how it influences consumers’ attitudes toward their present and future living accommodations.

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Behr Paint’s 2020 Color of the Year brings us “Back to Nature”

Today, Behr Paint announced its 2020 Color of the Year, Back to Nature S340-4: a restorative, meadow-inspired green. Influenced by our innate desire to connect with nature, this biophilic shade imparts a fresh sense of vitality. Just as plants release oxygen into the air, incorporating an ecological green in the home helps purify and promote a balanced space—bringing the outside, inside.

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Sherwin-Williams announces next generation SuperPaint Interior Acrylic Latex

“Through conversations and research, we know professionals are looking for an interior coating that maintains the premium application appearance they love and is still easy to apply,” said Rick Watson, director of product information and technical services at Sherwin-Williams. “SuperPaint delivers on those expectations with enhanced hiding capabilities and consistent color for a rich, beautiful appearance time and time again.”

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“In the Heart of this Infinite Particle of Galactic Dust, 2019” sculpture transforms Willis Tower’s Wacker Drive lobby

EQ Office has reopened Willis Tower’s Wacker Drive lobby, featuring a new art installation created by artist Jacob Hashimoto. The lobby has been transformed into an open, light-filled entryway as part of Willis Tower’s more than $500 million renovation project, the biggest restorative transformation in the building’s 46-year history.

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240 Lorton, a collaborative effort between MBH Architects, OPI Commercial Builders and Dewey Land Company

The City of Burlingame, California has long been a desirable area for real estate developers due to its central Peninsula location, which is easily accessible to amenities such as shops, restaurants, and public transportation. New to the block, 240 Lorton is the product of a working relationship between Alameda, California-based firm MBH Architects, OPI Commercial Builders, and Dewey Land Company (DLC).

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Aercoustics designed by iN STUDIO, sounds better than it appears

Deanna Hayko, Partner, iN STUDIO, explains “Aercoustics’ work is revolutionizing the sound engineering industry, and we wanted to make sure their office was as innovative and creative as they are. We focused on displaying Aercoustics’ progressive culture and creating an environment to fully equip the team for what they do best – making our spaces sound terrific.”

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TPG Architecture unveils new office for Gunung Sewu Group inspired by the Banyan tree

Spanning ten floors at the top of the Sequis Tower, Gunung Sewu Group’s new headquarters designed by TPG Architecture, puts the organization’s dynamic corporate mission and sense of diversity on display through the allegory of the Banyan tree. The 482,000-square-foot office is connected through the integration of a feature staircase that resembles the tangled roots of the Banyan tree. In Balinese culture, the Banyan is sacred, said to emit energy from the gods and ancestor spirits that congregate along its branches.

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Color in Balance: A Look at Design in 2020

Sherwin-Williams announces its annual Colormix® Forecast, a collection of 45 hues that bring joy, serenity and focus to the mind, body and spirit. Sherwin-Williams states this year’s standout hues are expressed through five inspirational and balanced color collections that warmly welcome a new decade in home and commercial design: Alive, Mantra, Play, Haven and Heart.

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Using trending colors and innovative design to enhance the healthcare experience

Dee Schlotter, PPG senior color marketing manager, architectural coatings, shares her insights and expertise on colors and design shaping healthcare design trends, “Using color schemes that promote healing, such as bright to mid-tone greens and blues, and incorporating biophilic design, like roof top gardens or an interior courtyard, is believed to accelerate healing, reduce stress and promote a general feeling of wellbeing, as well as improve clinical and operational outcome.”

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HLW designs Inmarsat’s new London headquarters ‘Project Odyssey’

Known to the Inmarsat team as ‘Project Odyssey,’ the transformation delivers six refreshed floors of agile, flexible, and collaborative work space for up to one thousand employees—infusing a diverse design that reflects their culture and brand. Developing new ways to work in an engaging environment, HLW’s design for Inmarsat captures the brand’s vision and strengthens its position as a communications powerhouse.

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New ACOUSTIBuilt™ Seamless Ceilings from Armstrong

ACOUSTIBuilt panels offer a smooth, non-directional, monolithic visual for the seamless appearance of a drywall ceiling but also effective acoustical performance in a space. The new ceiling is part of the Armstrong® Total Acoustics® portfolio, offering the combination of sound absorption and sound blocking in one panel. The company says the installed system achieves a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) of up to 0.70, indicating it absorbs up to 70% of the sound that strikes it, and also has an extremely high Ceiling Attenuation Class (CAC) up to 48, indicating its ability to ensure speech privacy by preventing sound from entering adjacent spaces.

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