Tag - Color

Fall 2020 Fashion Color Trends

Do you subscribe to our newsletter? You should! Each month we send out a monthly trend letter full of exclusive content about trends we're seeing in different industries and links to some of our favorite 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 bits of news.In this month's trend letter we're...

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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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Talking Trends with Kerry Rowe of Kerry Rowe Design LLC

At Design Pool, it is essential to stay on top of industry trends. Design Pool founder Kristen Dettoni recently sat down with Kerry Rowe of Kerry Rowe Design and creator of Box See Studio to talk trends in color, materials and finish (CMF). Kerry is an expert in the field CMF with over 20 years of experience working with clients such as AIS, Ghent, Camira Fabrics and Flying Pig Coatings. According to Kerry, when it comes to fabrics, texture reigns supreme....

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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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How Do We Perceive Color?

Part 2: How do we perceive color? Webster defines psychology as the science of the mind or mental states and processes. It is the science of human and animal behavior. Perception is defined as the act or faculty of apprehending by means of the senses or the mind. A single unified awareness derived from sensory processes while a stimulus is present. Perception can also be defined as cognition, the act or process of knowing or awareness. One can further explore...

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What is Color?

Part 1: What is color? Itten said in The Elements of Colour, “Colour is the children of light”. Leigh Hunt, a 19th century poet wrote, “Colors are the smiles of nature”. Goethe wrote in his Theory of Colour. “ Colours and light it is true stand in the most intimate relation to each other, but we should think of both belonging to nature as a whole, for it is nature as a whole which manifests itself by their means in...

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Neocon 2019 Trends and Analysis

Neocon 2019 Trends and Analysis

Overview It was another great Neocon! This was my 20th, so I probably need to stop counting. No matter how many times I’ve been, I’m always inspired and I truly believe the show is still the best way to see all the latest products in one location while packing in as many customer meetings as possible. The attendance was abundant, which you can always judge by the length of the elevator lines. Most of the OEM, Original Equipment Manufacturers, showrooms...

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10 Fun Facts About Color

Color can be both amazing and complicated. At its most simple, different wavelengths are reflecting off an object and back to our eyes, where they hit the eye’s retina. This simple reflection of wavelengths has an effect on people that is far from simple. Color can change a mood, set a scene, or attract you to a person (or not!). We use color to create a home we feel safe and comfortable in. We dress ourselves in colors before we...

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