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.
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.
Bolder colors are growing in popularity as accents.
Our 6.25-acre test facility in Fort Myers, Fla., has 100,000 panels on exposure and demonstrates our commitment to testing.
Regardless of age, culture, and training, color creates shared mood associations and shifts our perceptions.
These roofs allow a significant reduction in operation and maintenance costs for commercial and industrial projects.
By design, insulated metal wall panels help reduce energy and maintenance costs over time.
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
Many prominent skylines are largely monochromatic, with little use of vibrant colors.
The exterior transformation of the Maryland home used aluminum Opaline metal panels from ATAS International, Inc., coated black with Valspar’s Fluropo...
Valspar's Valflon offers bold, vivid colors to help designers and architects make a statement.
Although architectural coatings from different manufacturers have similar PVDF resins, the performance of the coating system can vary widely.
The Animal Community Center in Milpitas, Calif. sought to be the first LEED Gold building of its kind in the country.
Fluropon SR and Fluropon Pure are two products that help Valspar cultivate a culture of innovation.
Buildings with great fire resistance will likely have lower insurance costs and be restricted by fewer codes, owing to the decreased risk.
Fluropon Effects Rustica features a natural, polychromatic color palette that has never before been available in 70 percent PVDF coatings.
The hospital's new addition uses bright, primary colors that alternate with each floor to create a unique, child-friendly atmosphere.
Biorenewable and recycled materials help eliminate waste and reduce the use of virgin materials
“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...
Valspar’s Fluropon coatings are popular due to their high durability, outstanding performance characteristics, and broad color palette.
To reduce the cost, time, and hassle of cleaning up graffiti, Valspar has a graffiti-resistant system protecting all coil and extrusion coatings
Inorganic pigments are typically used to meet high performance requirements but typically include fewer bright colors.
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...
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...
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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With high-quality Valspar coatings, pre-painted metals can be abrasion resistant even for heavy commercial use, delivering protection and long-lasting...
Pre-painted metals can be printed, embossed, or striped for special visual effects.
Altara Shopping and Lifestyle Center in Honduras
From prismatic coatings with mica flakes to graffiti-resistant coatings to coatings with a crinkle finish, Valspar scientists help create the impossib...
The process has made pre-painted metals a top choice for builders because of the aesthetic, environmental, performance and cost benefits.