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.
The exterior of a building clad in metal panels
Coatings | September 11, 2017 | Jeff Alexander
Although square and rectangular wall panels have been the norm, new shape and texture trends are emerging.
Coatings | August 16, 2017 | Jeff Alexander
Railings, screens, canopies, and shading devices punctuate projects and are important aspects of the built environment.
Coatings | July 17, 2017 | Jeff Alexander
As building codes become more stringent and green rating systems grow in popularity, Valspar has developed products that meet ENERGY STAR and LEED rat...
Metals | June 29, 2017 | Jeff Alexander
The Metal Roofing Alliance estimates that 750,000 metal roofs were installed on U.S. homes in 2015.
Coatings | June 09, 2017 | Jeff Alexander
Valspar has over 20,000 colors available for metal panels from the Fluropon Coil Family, Valflon, and the WeatherXL Family.
Coatings | June 02, 2017 | Jeff Alexander
The skillful use of exterior color for commercial buildings makes a statement about the company brand, creating an opportunity to stand out or make a...
Coatings | May 18, 2017 | Jeff Alexander
According to the U.S. Green Building Council, buildings consume 73 percent of U.S. electricity and are responsible for 38 percent of CO2 emissions.
Coatings | May 04, 2017 | Jeff Alexander
Bolder colors are growing in popularity as accents.
Coatings | April 21, 2017 | Jeff Alexander
Our 6.25-acre test facility in Fort Myers, Fla., has 100,000 panels on exposure and demonstrates our commitment to testing.
Coatings | April 14, 2017 | Jeff Alexander
Regardless of age, culture, and training, color creates shared mood associations and shifts our perceptions.
March 22, 2017 | Jeff Alexander
These roofs allow a significant reduction in operation and maintenance costs for commercial and industrial projects.
March 13, 2017 | Jeff Alexander
By design, insulated metal wall panels help reduce energy and maintenance costs over time.
February 27, 2017 | Jeff Alexander
These roofs can last for 40 to 70 years, can lower energy bills, and are recyclable at the end of their useful life.

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...
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