Get Inspired: Color and Coatings

Colors are a universal language that everyone understands, engaging both hearts and minds. In Valspar's Get Inspired: Color and Coatings blog, our color engineers explore the latest trends, technologies, and projects in the high-performance architectural coating industry.

Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. Photo courtesy Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects 

February 07, 2017 | Jeff Alexander
Many prominent skylines are largely monochromatic, with little use of vibrant colors. 
Coatings | October 24, 2016 | Jeff Alexander
The exterior transformation of the Maryland home used aluminum Opaline metal panels from ATAS International, Inc., coated black with Valspar’s Fluropo...
Coatings | October 17, 2016 | Jeff Alexander
Valspar's Valflon offers bold, vivid colors to help designers and architects make a statement.
Coatings | October 10, 2016 | Jeff Alexander
Although architectural coatings from different manufacturers have similar PVDF resins, the performance of the coating system can vary widely.
Coatings | October 03, 2016 | Jeff Alexander
The Animal Community Center in Milpitas, Calif. sought to be the first LEED Gold building of its kind in the country.
Coatings | September 26, 2016 | Jeff Alexander
Fluropon SR and Fluropon Pure are two products that help Valspar cultivate a culture of innovation.
Fire-Rated Products | September 21, 2016 | Jeff Alexander
Buildings with great fire resistance will likely have lower insurance costs and be restricted by fewer codes, owing to the decreased risk. 
Coatings | September 12, 2016 | Jeff Alexander
Fluropon Effects Rustica features a natural, polychromatic color palette that has never before been available in 70 percent PVDF coatings.
Coatings | September 06, 2016 | Jeff Alexander
The hospital's new addition uses bright, primary colors that alternate with each floor to create a unique, child-friendly atmosphere.
Coatings | August 29, 2016 | Jeff Alexander
 Biorenewable and recycled materials help eliminate waste and reduce the use of virgin materials
Coatings | August 22, 2016 | Jeff Alexander
“Color is defined by two things: the chemistry of a pigment and the type of light that shines on it,” explains Mike Churchill, technical manager for e...
Coatings | August 18, 2016 | Jeff Alexander
Valspar’s Fluropon coatings are popular due to their high durability, outstanding performance characteristics, and broad color palette.
Coatings | August 15, 2016 | Jeff Alexander
To reduce the cost, time, and hassle of cleaning up graffiti, Valspar has a graffiti-resistant system protecting all coil and extrusion coatings
Coatings | August 11, 2016 | Jeff Alexander
Inorganic pigments are typically used to meet high performance requirements but typically include fewer bright colors.
Green | July 29, 2016 | Jeff Alexander
As one of the leading manufacturers of coating products in the world, Valspar is setting an example for the entire industry by incorporating best prac...
Coatings | June 28, 2016 | Jeff Alexander
With more than 20,000 colors to choose from, Valspar offers coatings that lower heating costs, lower cooling costs, and remain pristine in coastal set...
High-rise Construction | June 13, 2016 | Jeff Alexander
Made of glass, concrete, and steel, the 56-story tower has been dubbed the "Marilyn Monroe" because of its curving lines.

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Coatings | May 24, 2016 | Jeff Alexander
With high-quality Valspar coatings, pre-painted metals can be abrasion resistant even for heavy commercial use, delivering protection and long-lasting...
Metals | May 13, 2016 | Jeff Alexander
Pre-painted metals can be printed, embossed, or striped for special visual effects.

Altara Shopping and Lifestyle Center in Honduras

Coatings | May 02, 2016 | Jeff Alexander
From prismatic coatings with mica flakes to graffiti-resistant coatings to coatings with a crinkle finish, Valspar scientists help create the impossib...
Coatings | April 22, 2016 | Jeff Alexander
The process has made pre-painted metals a top choice for builders because of the aesthetic, environmental, performance and cost benefits.

Valspar can work with architects and builders to create custom colors and prints to create the look of wood, slate (pictured), shingles or provide a weathered look to panels.

Roofing Products | April 12, 2016 | Jeff Alexander
Prepainted metals are becoming popular for both commercial and residential use thanks to their durability, resistance to weathering, and environmental...
Coatings | March 23, 2016 | Jeff Alexander
Fluropon, Valspar’s premier architectural coating, has a new line of dimensional colors, delivering brilliant hues and dazzling effects. These colors...
Coatings | January 26, 2016 | Jeff Alexander
Use a splash of color or even paint an entire room to manifest and realize your dreams and goals. Kate Smith, an international color expert provides m...
Coatings | January 21, 2016 | Jeff Alexander
Do you have goals for the new year for your diet, career, or lifestyle? Kate Smith, an international color expert recommends using color this new year...
December 16, 2015 | Jeff Alexander
Choosing a color for your new home can be a difficult decision. Selecting one single pigment to represent you and your home takes time and considerati...
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