Color

Ryan Stanley from PVH Corp. Talks Color Software

This past year Kristen and Ryan Stanley, Senior Director of Color at PVH Corp, have participated in a series of panel discussions hosted by Shoshana Burgett of ColorKarma. These discussions centered around color, with Kristen speaking from a design perspective and Ryan from a science perspective. As a designer, Kristen works with color daily and was fascinated to learn more from Ryan about how he works with color. In particular, how does a company the size of PVH Corp...

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Kristen’s Top Five Favorite Color Tools

Communicating color can be a difficult task. How we perceive color varies from person to person. Yet, when you're designing a pattern to be printed, you need to find a way to remove those variables. A designer and printer need to communicate color so that what is printed is correct. Therefore, both parties need to be very clear about color. Thankfully, there are many methods and color tools on the market to take the guesswork out of communicating color....

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2021 Fall Color Trends From Fashion Collections

Our March Trend Letter was all about trends we spotted while poring through the look books from the 2021 Ready-To-Wear shows. As designers created yet another collection in various stages of pandemic lockdown, collections were quite different from each other. However, an overarching theme did emerge: texture. Huge knits, pleats, leather, satin, faux fur. These all mixed and layered and were often embellished with sequins and shimmer. It seems that a year spent connecting through screens has designers yearning...

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Naming Colors of Your Products Just Got Easier

White. Bone. Snow. Ecru, Linen, Cream. If you've ever shopped for new paint or fabric, you've seen a lot of different names for colors. Is there really a difference between these colors? Maybe, maybe not so much. Sometimes, there is a definite difference. Most people would pick which color is white and which is cream if given two options. However, sometimes there really isn't much of a difference. In reality, there are some days a designer is in her...

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2021 Colors of the Year Round Up

Each year we like to round up all the paint companies' colors of the year. It always gives insight into where we were in the year that's closing out and where we're heading. When it comes to picking a Color of the Year for 2021, the colors differ from company to company. Yet, their picks for 2021 all had something in common: comfort. For many, 2020 meant a lot of time at home and a lot of uncertainty. As a result, paint...

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Snow Tired Color Palette Mixes Whites with Warm Neutrals

We're heading into the weekend with hot cocoa on the brain. For sure, this marshmallow snowman here for all the snow tired vibes we're feeling. This time of December is when Instagram switches from photos of pumpkin pie to photos of cute kids on a sugar high posing with their gingerbread houses. I love seeing how the final products run the gamut from hot mess to super creative. We're hoping we see some cute marshmallow snowmen out there this...

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Design Pool’s Pick for Color of the Year 2021

Colors of the year for 2021 have been announced by Pantone and many major paint companies. The colors may differ from company to company, but their picks for 2021 Color of the Year all had something in common: comfort. For many, 2020 meant a lot of time spent at home and with a lot of uncertainty. As a result, paint and color companies saw the need to create a sense of calm and tranquility in our spaces. Their color...

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Winter Decor Color Palette Mixes Neutrals & Pops of Color

It seems like everyone started decorating for the holidays early this year. For those last hold outs, Thanksgiving is officially behind us, there are no more excuses! It's time to break out your winter decor. It's easy to get overloaded on red and green this time of year, so we've been looking for inspiration in other places. This photo drew us in with that gorgeous plaid, wool blanket and all the shades in the warm wood. It's giving off...

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Thanksgiving Pie Color Palette!

This week our color palette is inspired by Thanksgiving. This year, in particular, Thanksgiving has us reflecting on our community. Before we talk color, we want to take this opportunity to thank our followers, partners, customers, families, and friends, who have supported Design Pool this year. We know we are not alone in experiencing the big wrench 2020 threw into all of our plans. As so many of our partners and customers did, we also pivoted where we could,...

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Friday Color Palette: Holiday Baking!

Today we're launching the first in a new blog series: Friday Color Palette! Our original color palettes are popular each week over on Instagram and especially on Pinterest, where we first began sharing them. They're too fun not to share here also! For a little background, we started creating these palettes as a way for us to take an image that was inspiring us and turn it into a useful design tool. Sometimes these palettes start from a photo...

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