August 7, 2020
The U.S military has many demanding specifications to fulfill when it comes to the finish of their products. Color and gloss are very important aspects - from concealing equipment in the desert to camouflage patterns that reduce detection in the field. However, in order to sustain certifications these color finishes must also protect the equipment from the harsh environmental aspects. Therefore, in 1985, most military vehicles and equipment required a topcoat applied with camouflaged CARCs. These topcoats produced a non-porous finish that acted as a protectant against radioactive, biological and chemical contamination. CARC repelled the chemical by preventing absorption, with chemicals beading up on the finish surface where they could be easily washed away.
July 15, 2020
Colorful moments - from a dining room painted Still Water SW 6223 (219-C7) to a bedroom with an accept stripe of Arugula SW 6446 (157-C6) - give the modern farmhouse style a fun update.
July 8, 2020
Did you know that TIGER Drylac® Super Durable products are ideal for patio furniture finishes that require long-term protection? Patio furniture is often exposed to harsh weather conditions such as rain, sun, dust, pollen, sand, salt, and especially the sun, which means that your investment in comfort can fade away quickly. Although your metal patio furniture was once in pristine condition, over time it can start to deteriorate. Chips in the finish, rust, and faded colors are good indicators that it is time to consider the benefits of TIGER Drylac® Super Durable powder coating products.
September 20, 2019
Linetec continues to grow its expansive palette with the introduction of Bordeaux Anodize. This new color is available as another of Linetec’s proprietary finishes for architectural aluminum products. As the name describes, the hue leans toward rich burgundy tones and is created using organic tin and copper metals in the anodizing process. “Architects appreciate this unique, bold, earthy finish for a wide range of projects: from eye-catching modern designs to historic restoration projects,” said Linetec’s marketing manager Tammy Schroeder, LEED® Green Associate.
August 30, 2019
Lay the foundation for refined design by using the right paint for your project. As a design professional, you are particular about every aspect of your project. The space speaks to you, and you develop just the right combination of form, texture and light by choosing the right furniture, linens and light fixtures. Color comes into play as you create a symphony of sorts, directing all of the elements in your design to work together.
August 14, 2019
Stains specifically engineered to enhance the textures of brick and stone. Wide range of solutions from translucent stains allowing surface textures to show, to opaque stains covering flaws beautifully. Ideal for blending new additions, covering graffiti, even restoring historic buildings.
August 9, 2019
While many are aware of the wide selection of finishing choices available for architectural aluminum products installed on buildings’ exteriors, some may not know that they have the same creative freedom and performance reliability for interior finishing options. With Linetec as your single-source solution for finishing, not only is the color selection practically unlimited, so are the combinations of shades, textures and patterns for distinctive exterior and interior applications. Interior applications for finished architectural aluminum products go beyond the inside surfaces of curtainwall, storefront, window, entrance and skylight systems. Aluminum also is a top material of choice for interior wall cladding, framing systems, doors, column covers, handrails and light shelves.
July 3, 2019
When it comes to finishing any home ceiling or room remodeling project, nothing beats crown molding. But many homeowners avoid crown molding because it is expensive and difficult to work with. Decorative Ceiling Tiles has a line of ceiling moldings that will solve the problem of expensive and difficult crown molding. Our decorative foam products look just like the real thing, but they make installation and maintenance very easy.
June 25, 2019
When it comes to ensuring the long-lasting beauty and durability of your commercial site furnishings, the e-Steele™ metal finishing process used on Thomas Steele products stands apart from others. The process used on almost every single piece of steel used by Thomas Steele produces a finish that resists corrosion for a longer period of time and improves the overall appearance. The result is Thomas Steele's ability to produce outdoor commercial benches, tables, litter receptacles and planters with smooth, uniform finishes that are able to withstand scratching, impact, chemicals, humidity and high levels of corrosion from salt.
June 10, 2019
Unlimited colors and expert application transforms and beautifies concrete...
May 31, 2019
People are choosing Reflector™ Enhancer Flooring Systems because they are a completely custom floor that add a unique design element to your space. These specialty floors will be sure to catch someone’s attention. With or without a high-gloss finish, these floors create a feel of movement that mimics water because they are seamless and fluid-applied in place.
May 2, 2019
Burnished metallics wrap a cavernous master bedroom into a warm, cozy embrace.
April 24, 2019
Extended Exposure Meets Its Match.
April 19, 2019
It’s no secret that color provokes emotion. Warm colors, such as those that are bold in appearance like red or yellow, promote positive emotions and are often found in the signage of retail brands. Cool colors, like green and blue are meant to calm and are said to make a space feel larger.
The use of color is viewed quite differently by many in the world of architecture. Some consider it secondary to building form and structure, with architecture critics referring to color decisions as personal in nature, difficult to discuss, and hence inconsequential.
To read the full article by Sto Corp. on Exploring Color in Architecture, please visit: http://blog.stocorp.com/2019/03/exploring-color-in-architecture/.
Color Secrets Revealed: Author Kassia St. Clair dishes on the historical twists and turns that continue to shape our charged relationship to color
April 1, 2019
What is it about purple that signifies power and royalty? How did white help our ancestors fight the plague — and how does that dramatic history continue to define the ways we design with it? Kassia St. Clair explores the hidden stories of 75 different colors in her captivating The Secret Lives of Color. We caught up with the author and Elle Decoration color columnist in her London office.
March 6, 2019
Whether you're in an extreme weather location where the sun's UV can cause significant degradation and damage, or in highly corrosive locations like coastal areas or aquatic facilities, the aluminum finish you choose can have a huge impact on the longevity of your daylighting system.
February 15, 2019
Polished Concrete Floors are extremely popular. Many property managers are replacing their VCT, Ceramic Tile, and Linoleum floor coverings with polished concrete flooring. Polishable concrete overlays add LEED points to a project making them appealing for architects and green builders. Architects also appreciate polished concrete’s reflectance because it decreases the need for artificial light.
November 12, 2018
Increasingly popular coworking spaces foster productivity and collaboration for businesses and entrepreneurs. STIR® got the scoop from designers on what makes these spaces special and how to apply color strategies from them to any project.
October 15, 2018
The University of Washington’s recently opened Nano Engineering and Sciences Building (UW NanoES) provides modern performance and visual continuity with the adjacent Molecular Engineering and Sciences Building (MolES). Demonstrating its energy-efficiency and daylight-focused design, the project is pursuing LEED® Silver certification through the U.S. Green Building Council.
September 7, 2018
Welcome to the Color Forecast 2019! We’ve gathered 42 trend colors into a master palette, then arranged them into six unique color personalities, each leading its own voyage.