Over 2,500 athletes from 88 nations around the world are eagerly waiting for the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in snowy Sochi, Russia.
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If you are one of the tenacious few who have kept your new year’s resolutions, I commend you. For the rest of us, we have a second chance at a new beginning. On Friday, January 31st, comes the first day of the Chinese New Year.
Ever wonder how the modern practice of color forecasting came to be? We turned up this feature from Technicolour, a BBC4 special dedicated to studying our understanding and use of color ranging from biology to fashion.
Our in-house Color & Design Strategist, Kristin Summer, was interviewed by The Paint Dealer magazine talking about their color of the month: Red.
It feels like forever since I've been able to share anything colorfully fun with you! No fear! I'm here to present some exciting news that should satisfy your color withdrawals. California Paints has introduced our December Colors of the Month Selection on Facebook. Awesome right?! It get's better...California Paints is also going to present you with January, February, March... (you get the idea) colors of the month as well! Yay I love sharing fun colors!!! All of our December Colors incorporate appropriately named hues as well as festive shades!
To continue our conversation from last week… Let’s dive right back into trends and Historic Colors! We discussed the idea of trends and how both the 20th Century and Historic Colors of America coincide with the universal trend cycle. I also highlighted some of our favorite trending hues and how to use them. Today we will be digging deeper by exploring the idea of “timeless” colors. And of course we will share some more of our top hues and why we love them! Let’s get started!
Trends are an interesting occurrence. Some can be fleeting while others often repeat themselves. Color trends tend to be a bit more timeless. Our Historic Colors are great example of this. These colors were distinctively trendy during their specific time period which made them memorable. Expert historians, like those at Historic New England, recognize this and give these paint colors their historic stamp of approval. These historic hues continue to appear in color trends even today. So what exactly makes some of these historic colors more significant than the rest? Why do they continue to pop up in color trends even now?
Labor Day has come and gone. Here at California Paints were are gearing up for yet another fall in New England. Personally, this season is my favorite time of year. Who doesn't love back to school activities, football season, the crisp autumn weather, and of course the COLORS? New England is known for its colorful falls. Seeing as we reside in the heart of it, what better way to celebrate than by sharing some of our favorite bold and bright fall palettes with you! Hopefully it'll inspire a bright and warm interior paint project or two!