Color

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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2021 Spring Runway Trends & Color Forecast

This month we've been poring over the 2021 Spring Ready-to-Wear collections looking for inspiration and trends to share. This year was particularly interesting given the collections were all created in the early days of the pandemic and there were few traditional runway shows. Designers responded creatively in both their collections and how they presented them to the press and public. As always, we created a Pinterest board highlighting the biggest 2021 spring runway trends we spotted. (Be sure to give us...

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Digital Textile Printing Inks, Everything You Need to Know

DigitDigital printing on textiles has opened the door for a new level of accessibility for designers, as well as consumers. Technology is improving quickly and customization is only going to become more and more common. To best understand this technology, it's helpful to know as much as possible about the materials and processes used. There are several different types of inks and techniques for digitally printing textiles, and each has its own set of pros and cons.There are 4...

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Natural Dyeing with Materials from the Yard and Kitchen

Our latest trend letter is all about natural materials. Wicker, rattan and cane are catching our eye on modern pieces, geometric lighting and even with loud pops of color. Natural materials are inspiring products even in the automotive industry. But, natural materials are also extending into textiles and not just in fiber form. Natural dyes are having a moment in the spotlight. While mostly reserved for smaller brands and limited runs, it's fun to see brands as big as...

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Neoconnect Color Trends 2020 & Free Color Card!

We're always on the lookout for beautiful colors, color combinations and color trends. Even though Neocon was canceled this year, we still found inspiration following along with their virtual event, Neoconnect. We already talked about the 5 big trends we saw in terms of product and manufacturing. Now we're looking at Neoconnect Color TrendsColor trends fell into two broad categories this year.First, we saw a lot of deep, saturated colors. Reds, pinks and blues were all very rich...

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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.A few months ago we...

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Spanish Tiles Are a Must for Pattern Inspiration

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 Spanish 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...

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