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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

Running For Office: Polomyx Vs. Flex

Posted by Megan Thome on Sep 28, 2016 12:56:47 PM

It's Decision Time!

It's a battle for the title of favorite durable commercial paint. Polomyx and Flex are in a heated contest to win your votes for Favorite Durable Interior Paint. The race is on, you're looking for the best candidate for office. We're going to help you find the best candidate for lobbies, hallways, classrooms, showrooms, and stairwells, too. Let's meet them...

Get the facts, download your candidate guide right here.

The Viewpoints

Let's take a look at your candidates for the 2016 election.

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Topics: Design, Technical

Designing High Traffic Interiors

Posted by Megan Thome on Sep 19, 2016 8:39:30 AM

High Traffic Commercial Spaces Vs. Your Design

Finding products that can meet the demands of active commercial interiors can be a challenge. And don’t get me started with the issues you face when working on really high traffic interiors. Airports, lobbies, emergency rooms and schools all place very high demands on your designs. Visually, the place might be perfect, but have you chosen products with the integrity to stand the test of time, or will they wind up costing your client more and more for frequent touch ups and repairs?

Check out our high scrubs guide right here to help you decide what is best for your design project.

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Topics: Design

Installing Specialty Paints

Posted by Megan Thome on Sep 2, 2016 2:14:25 PM

What to Know Before Bidding On That Commercial Job

Painters and contractos need to know a lot about a job before they can bid on the project and show up at the job site. Make sure you're ready to get to work efficiently by knowing what to expect.

See the numbers to put this all into perspective: Get Zolatone's ROI Guide Here.

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Topics: Technical