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Spring Interior Trends Report: Colors and Patterns For Your Projects

Posted by Megan Thome on Apr 11, 2017 1:36:37 PM

2017 Spring Interior Trends


Spring has us in the most optimistic mood of the whole year. The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping and new color palettes and patterns are released! Maybe we're the only ones excited about new palettes and patterns... but who doesn't love new colors to play with in their interior projects?

Download our Spring 2017 Trends LookBook to see more.

It's no secret that interior design trends mimic that of the runway, which gives us an excuse to study fashion all day long (don't tell my boss), but we're particularly excited about this fresh batch of spring interior trends. Click through to see what's hot for Spring 2017.

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Topics: Design

New Product Announcement: Flex Pure Color

Posted by Megan Thome on Mar 22, 2017 9:56:34 AM

Brand new to the Zolatone line and sure to save you time and money (and headaches), check out Flex Pure Color with Stain Relief Technology.

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Topics: Design, Technical

4 Ways To Use Hygge In Your Design

Posted by Megan Thome on Mar 9, 2017 2:12:34 PM

Hygge

By now you've probably heard of the ever popular design trend sweeping the globe: Hygge. We've all seen what's become the Instagram photos of the cozy unmade bed with breakfast and a cute coffee mug, and we can thank hygge for that. The Dutch know Hygge (hue-guh) as simply acknowledging the beauty of the moment you are in, whether it's a simple night in with friends or the morning routine of making coffee. We've simplified it to mean "cozy interiors" but it is so much more than that! For the sake of design, let's look at the top 4 ways you can incorporate hygge into your work.

Get your hygge stylebook (for free) below. Featuring perfectly hygge-d (?) interiors, color and texture palette.

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Topics: Design

Top 10 Educational Facility Designs of 2016

Posted by Megan Thome on Feb 15, 2017 3:49:59 PM

Educational Facility Designs of 2016

 

Designing educational facilities can really allow designers and architects alike to get creative with problem solving. How can we produce solutions whilst inspiring young and old alike in a learning environment? How do we stimulate the mind? Educational projects are so inspiring to study, scroll through to see our favorites from 2016 (courtesy of ArchDaily, which we're obsessed with in case you hadn't noticed!).

Download our interior design process guide here for great educational facility interiors.

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Topics: Design

How Multi Color Paint Can Solve Common Color Issues

Posted by Megan Thome on Jan 26, 2017 2:20:00 PM
Common Color Issues Solved With Multi Color Paint

Paint color should be the easiest thing in the world, and many often assume that picking the perfect color for the job is going to be a breeze. You'd be surprised to find out that this isn't always the case! There are 4 main problems associated purely with the color of paint you've chosen for your job. We'll go through these 4 problems and show you how multi-color paint could be your night in shining armor.

Download this post as a checklist here.

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Topics: Technical

Color Of The Year History

Posted by Megan Thome on Jan 10, 2017 10:14:40 AM
Color Trends

Every season new color trends are released sending the color world into a frenzy, but the big ones come once a year from the color giant Pantone. We've assembled all of the Color Of The Year trends they've put out over the years and paired them with a fun little trip down pop history.

Get our LookBook here to see our curated palette for 2017 and our favorite ways we've seen our 2017 palette used!

Which were hits and which were huge misses?

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Topics: Design

2017 Color Trends

Posted by Megan Thome on Dec 23, 2016 8:24:36 AM
New Year, New Color Palette

Color trends come and go, but we always try to find colors that will last a few years longer than most. Whether you're designing commercial interiors, hospitality design, retail design, etc, color trends are always a hot topic. How will they impact your work?

Get our LookBook here to see the whole curated palette and our favorite ways we've seen all these colors used!

From accent whites to deep rich purple as a neutral, scroll through to see our favorite picks for this years 2017 color trends palette for interiors.

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Topics: Design

15 Examples of Great Commercial Interior Design

Posted by Megan Thome on Nov 30, 2016 12:33:58 PM

Commercial Interior Design

 

We all have our favorite examples of great commercial interior design, projects that inspired us to become interior designers, but sometimes we need to step out of our comfort zones a little and do some digging. What’s going on in the commercial interior design industry? Here’s some of our favorite examples from recent years, and links to get more information on each project.

Download our interior design process guide here for great commercial interiors.

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Topics: Design

Designing With Metallic Paint

Posted by Megan Thome on Nov 3, 2016 3:21:55 PM

Trending Now (And Always)

Nothing quite makes a statement like designing with a metallic paint in your commercial interior designs. 

Let's be honest, eggshell paints fall flat (literally) on far too many occasions. Sometimes your designs really call for that extra punch. Maybe you're looking to highlight some beautiful architectural features that are unique to your space, or you're looking to make a statement with those amazing chairs you sourced for the lobby, metallic paints can step up in a big way in your space.

Get our metallic lookbook to help you decide if a metallic finish is right for your project.

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Topics: Design

There's Nothing Scary About Durable Interior Paint

Posted by Megan Thome on Oct 18, 2016 3:57:02 PM

Eggshell Paints Have Been
Terrorizing Walls For Too Long

What's more terrifying than scuffed up walls? The thought of your designs being ruined a few months after reveal makes our blood boil. We can almost hear nails on a chalkboard. The horror of your damaged walls needing repair over and over... it's absolutely terrifying.

Get our Return On Investment Guide to help guide your paint decisions.

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Topics: Design, Technical