Color

Create Your Own Color Reference Library

How do you make sure you get the right color from print run to print run? For us, it's communicating with our printer and giving them a very clear reference from our color reference library. Whether printing on-demand or with traditional methods, the more clear you can be from the start, the better the outcome will be. Everyone's eyes perceive color a bit differently. Words can fall flat when describing color. To avoid any ambiguity about what you mean...

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Effectively using color in healthcare environments

Effectively Using Color in Healthcare Environments

As we move through different spaces and environments throughout our day, our experiences are impacted by color choices made by the designers and architects who created that space. How we experience and perceive color can impact everything from our moods to our buying habits and even our healthcare outcomes. As healthcare facilities rethink the way their spaces feel and function, architects and interior designers are consciously making decisions to have a positive outcome on a patient's experience. Whether on...

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Color Trends from Fall 2020 Fashion

Do you subscribe to our newsletter? You should! Each month we send out a monthly trend letter full of exclusive content about material, pattern, color trends we're seeing in different industries and links to some of our recent blog posts. Occasionally we send out other newsletters full of interesting news about what we've got going on at Design Pool. We hate spam, so we promise we only send out emails when we have interesting news.In this month's trend letter...

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Inspiration from Spain

If you're a pattern and design lover like we are at Design Pool, Spain needs to be on your bucket list. Narrow that down even further to southern Spain, where the decorative tiles used in the architecture will blow you away. On a recent trip to Seville, it was inspiration overload walking through the impressive Real Alcazar, the winding streets of the Jewish quarter, and (seemingly) all the public spaces. When you're in Andalucia, you can see and feel...

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Design Tip: Creating Custom Color Palettes

I've spent my whole career immersed in the world of home furnishings, commercial interiors, and fabric design. As a result, I am often being asked for advice when people are making design decisions in their interior spaces. (Trust me, you don't want to invite me over to look at paint chips unless you really want my opinion!) Most of the time, people know what they want, but need validation. Other times, they aren't quite sure how to take their...

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Color Trends from the 2020 Spring Runway Shows

At Design Pool, we love tracking trends, and color is one of our favorite trends to track. Color is such an integral part of our day to day business and color trends are constantly providing direction and inspiration to our designers as they color designs for the market’s end-use.Over the years, we have learned that most color trends begin their life cycle on the runways of major fashion houses and by the color experts at companies such as Pantone....

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Wendy Noory from Panolam

Talking Trends with Panolam Design Director Wendy Noory

In the latest in our series Talking Trends, Kristen chatted with Wendy Noory, Director of Design for Panolam Surface Systems. Panolam has been in business for over 70 years and offers one of the largest selections of surface options and designs for interior designers and architects. Wendy has a keen eye for design and upcoming trends in the marketplace. In addition, her perspective is unique. While she is always up on the next big trend, she is also realistic about...

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Kerry Rowe Design

Talking Trends with Kerry Rowe of Kerry Rowe Design LLC

At Design Pool, we know how important it is to stay on top of industry trends. With that in mind, we're launching a new blog series Talking Trends to give us an excuse to talk to talented artists and designers about what they're seeing. We're kicking things off with a conversation with Kerry Rowe of Kerry Rowe Design and creator of Box See Studio to talk trends in color, materials, and finish design (CMF). Kerry is an expert in the...

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ITNH Printing Equipment

Digital Textile Printing, ITNH Explains the Basics

From high print resolutions to limitless creative possibilities, digital textile printing opens up a world of opportunities for DIYers and businesses both small and large. But the textile printing process can be a bit more comprehensive than printing on materials like vinyl or paper, so it’s important to have a solid grasp of the basics. Take a look at our overview below to get a general understanding of the process.   Ink Chemistry The most important thing to understand about digital textile...

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How Do Our Eyes See Color?

Part 3: How do our eyes see color? The physiological reaction to color is the first step to understanding our reaction to color. Light enters the eye through the pupil. Hazel Rossotti describes the process in Color, Why the World Isn’t Grey as “When it reaches the retina on the inner surface eye, it passes through layers of transparent nerve fibers between capillary blood vessels on to the photosensitive cells at the ends of the nerve fibers.” The photosensitive cells...

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