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2020 Color Trends Survey - BD+C Photo courtesy Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings

Photo courtesy Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings


August 05, 2020 | David Barista, Editorial Director

This special research report from the editors of BD+C explores the leading trends and...

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Valspar high-performance metalescent pigment coatings
| January 15, 2018 | Powered by Valspar

Valspar's durable metallic coating systems are made to last while providing a vibrant sparkle

Valspar Future Lux
| November 06, 2017 | Powered by Valspar

Innovations in technology mean today's architects have endless options when it comes to coating o...

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Valspar Fluoropon Rustica colors
| September 13, 2017 | Powered by Valspar

AEC teams have endless options when it comes to choosing hues and effects for architectural coati...

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Image courtesy of Pixabay

| June 14, 2017 | Powered by Valspar

Expert says some of color trend research really comes down to human psychological and emotional r...

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| April 28, 2017 | Powered by Valspar

For color experts, predicting trends before they happen requires a trained eye and being able to...

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Local San Antonio artist Ansen Seale created You Activate this Space as an interactive LED light installation for hospital employees. Photos by Ansen Seale

| September 09, 2015 | powered by Valspar
Campus Branding With Color
| August 09, 2015 | powered by Valspar

Iconic and identifiable colors play role in higher ed branding on campuses. - See more at:...

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Soft, soothing colors are employed in this room at the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center, where the combination of color, lighting, and texture is meant to guide patients at the nursing facility. Photo courtesy Chris Cooper.

| July 23, 2015 | powered by Valspar

For this bank headquarters in Nebraska, LEO A DALY used color to support the design—"sparingly but purposely," says the firm.

| June 18, 2015 | powered by Valspar


This office interior in Austin, Texas, spotlights the firm's green color throughout, from a signature wall (pictured above) to the decorative accents (below).

| May 22, 2015 | powered by Valspar

Many companies utilize their signature colors for the exterior and interior of their office suite...

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The new headquarters in Irvine, Calif., for medical office software provider Kareo, designed by LAP Inc.

The new headquarters in Irvine, Calif., for medical office software provider Kareo, designed by LAP Inc.

| May 06, 2015 | powered by Valspar | By Emily Koch, CID, LEED AP ID+C

Because color is incredibly subjective, personal and situational, it is difficult to study scient...

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Exterior of West Los Angeles College, California

| April 20, 2015 | powered by Valspar

Color’s prominent role in wayfinding has become a focus in architecture, as color association is...

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Federal Way Elementary Schools Program, Washington

| March 23, 2015 | powered by Valspar

Education is changing, and school design is changing with it. The old-fashioned classroom, filled...

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| November 24, 2014 | powered by Valspar

Chameleons are known for changing their skin colors to suit the observer, but what if a building...

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While prior cool roofing technology was limited to the color white, advances in technology has seen the availability of a variety of colors able to meet cool roof reflectivity and emissivity standards. Image courtesy of Petersen Aluminum Corp.

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Colors can be a helpful tool for meeting energy performance goals.

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In an environment where the chief task is to heal the sick and injured, color matters for both pa...

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Behind the science – and history – of finding the ‘right’ color

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