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Commercial Carpet Design Trends Going Into 2018 - Future Folk

Commercial Carpet Design Trends Going Into 2018 - Future Folk | Sensational Color | Scoop.it
Our 2017-2018 Color + Design Vision explores four relevant cultural themes and trends affecting color and design today. Discover with Mohawk Group.
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Design influenced by a universal movement towards community and connectivity.
 
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Green & Black's reveals "indulgent" new branding and packaging

Green & Black's reveals "indulgent" new branding and packaging | Sensational Color | Scoop.it
The brand has been given a new look by Bulletproof, in a bid to make “luxury” chocolate more palatable for a contemporary audience.
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Handmade Italian Shoes - Made-to-Order by MioTinto

Handmade Italian Shoes - Made-to-Order by MioTinto | Sensational Color | Scoop.it

Step right up to color your way! Shoe brand MioTinto will be happy to create a new color exactly as you desire.

 
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Native American Fancy War Dance / 4K HDR 1000fps

Featuring our good friend Patrick Willie (Navajo) performing a Native American Fancy War Dance in 1000fps. Make sure to follow Patrick! YouTube
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Algorithm designs seven million different jars of Nutella

Algorithm designs seven million different jars of Nutella | Sensational Color | Scoop.it
An algorithm has usurped the traditional role of a designer to generate millions of unique packaging designs for Nutella.
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10 Best Uses of Color of All Time

Color is one of the most effective tools in a storyteller's arsenal. From fiery red, to the coldest blue, a great filmmaker knows just what colors to pain
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Colour Hive – Editor’s Pick: Clerkenwell Design Week – Exhibitions & Installations

Colour Hive – Editor’s Pick: Clerkenwell Design Week – Exhibitions & Installations | Sensational Color | Scoop.it
Clerkenwell Design Week
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Placed strategically long enough after Milan Design Week for UK based design professionals to collectively catch their breath, Clerkenwell Design Week (23-25 May) is ideal for focusing on UK based talent with a show that is spread over a trail linking seven temporary exhibition spaces and a series of commissioned installations, clustered in three key areas: Design Fields, St James and St John. [Keep reading...]
 
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PPG PAINTS Brand Unveils 2018 Color of the Year: Black Flame

PPG PAINTS Brand Unveils 2018 Color of the Year: Black Flame | Sensational Color | Scoop.it
Sophisticated, unexpected neutral fulfills craving for comfort, privacy and hopeCRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This upcoming year, dress your home in the new neutral: the PPG PAINTS™ brand’s 2018 Color of
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Which Colors Mean Wildly Different Things In Other Cultures? - DesignTAXI.com

Which Colors Mean Wildly Different Things In Other Cultures? - DesignTAXI.com | Sensational Color | Scoop.it

One of the most fun things to do in design is swirling the latest color trends into your work. Color is a fascinating topic, and even a generator that understands color theory has recently been invented. Because they mean different things, companies also actively use color in their brand designs to encourage feelings and behaviors from customers. However, in different cultures, color theory isn’t all black-and-white. 


In this delightful infographic, SilverDoor describes color associations of different cultures, adding contrast to the way you think. Telling a person from another part of the world that you’re “feeling blue” may mean something entirely different to them. Is your favorite color offensive to another culture? Find out in the infographic below....


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Ashley Villegas's curator insight, April 13, 2017 11:59 AM

Really cool... 

Michelle Harris's curator insight, April 13, 2017 1:20 PM

Very interesting article that I wish I had read years ago.  Happy reading....

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, April 14, 2017 1:09 AM
Strangely enough, colours have different meanings in different cultures! In India, white used to be the colour worn by widows in mourning, while in the West, black is the colour preferred by those in mourning. On the whole, however, most colours have the same meaning across most cultures. Green might be the symbol for agriculture. 
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Contemporary clashing: Why brands are adopting a new fearless approach to colour

Contemporary clashing: Why brands are adopting a new fearless approach to colour | Sensational Color | Scoop.it
Colour harmony vs colour clashing: We explore how brands are looking to be a little more rebellious with colour. WGSN's Hannah Craggs reports
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Origin of the Word Black | Sensational Color

Origin of the Word Black | Sensational Color | Sensational Color | Scoop.it
From sophisticated elegance to evil incarnate, few colors conjure up such strong images as black. The origin of the word Black was in Proto-Indo-Europeans.
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Critical Discourse: Future Color/Design Trends: Innovation and Impact

Full Critical Discourse discussion live at the ArtPrize Hub on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 in Grand Rapids Michigan. When engaging in today's highly visual ...
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Innovative Office Solutions | The Psychology of Color | How Color Affects Your Work Day - Innovative Office Solutions

Innovative Office Solutions | The Psychology of Color | How Color Affects Your Work Day - Innovative Office Solutions | Sensational Color | Scoop.it
Knowing how colors relate to the body & the balance between them can help you with your use of color at work.
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Artist Rozbeh Asmani is exploring the concept of colour trademarking

Artist Rozbeh Asmani is exploring the concept of colour trademarking | Sensational Color | Scoop.it
WGSN's Jane Boddy catches up with artist Rozbeh Asmani to talk about colour trademarks and what they mean for the creative process.
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What You Call a Color Depends on How You Use It

What You Call a Color Depends on How You Use It | Sensational Color | Scoop.it

A new theory about how the human brain makes color, and it is less about how people see and more about what they do.

 
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Researchers find a cheap, new way to make structural color

Researchers find a cheap, new way to make structural color | Sensational Color | Scoop.it
The shimmering shifting hues of insects come not from pigment but from carefully arranged particles. And new scientific research, documented in an article published by the American Chemical Society, suggests that the nanotech to recreate such color is not only
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This Woman’s Apartment Is So Colorful, She Basically Lives In A Rainbow

This Woman’s Apartment Is So Colorful, She Basically Lives In A Rainbow | Sensational Color | Scoop.it
Amina Mucciolo, aka Studio Mucci, is quite the colorful character and her rainbow-colored apartment is the best witness to it.
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Story Behind Iridescence Craze

Story Behind Iridescence Craze | Sensational Color | Scoop.it
The prismatic visual effect of light, color, and reflection has also made its way into the fashion and architecture worlds. Designers like Wanda Nylon have embraced the color-changing brilliance of iridescence shimmying down the runway.

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Feng Shui Your Desk For Success - Sensational Color

Feng Shui Your Desk For Success - Sensational Color | Sensational Color | Scoop.it
Many times we find ourselves in a work rut. Our desk becomes a cluttered mess that could not possibly foster productivity let alone, creativity. It can see
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The 5,000 Colors Puzzle

Behold the 5,000 Colors Puzzle by Clemens Habicht. https://colossalshop.com/products/5000-colors-puzzle
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Does anyone want to get together to put this puzzle together? I wonder how long it would take us.
 
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Boost Your Mood With Color

From Health magazine


We all have natural reactions to the color clear blue sky can make you feel more peaceful; a bunch of daffodils, more optimistic. So its no surprise that the colors in your home can have an impact on your mood, too. Red, for instance, tends to be stimulating, and blue, calming, says color researcher Nancy J. Stone, PhD, a professor of psychology at Creighton University. How pure and bright a shade is can come into play, too, as well as personal associations with the color. Here's how you can tap into the power of color to feel happier, calmer, or more inspired without a huge paint job.

Energy: red and violet
These two stimulating colors boost your energy level by causing your body to pump out more adrenaline, says Leslie Harrington, a founder of LH Color, a color-consulting and research firm in Old Greenwich, Conn. One British study found that when evenly matched Olympic athletes competed, those wearing red won significantly more than their blue-wearing opponents. These high-energy colors are especially good in home offices, entryways, small sitting rooms, or staircases. (Avoid them in the bedroom and bathroom, where you want to relax. You may want to skip these colors in the kitchen, too, because energizing hues can boost your appetite.) If you want to feel inspired but not wired, add just a touch here and therea red-leather magazine caddy or even a big bunch of fresh red or purple flowers, suggests Shane Reilly, a San Francisco–based interior designer.

Happy: green and yellow
Want to feel more upbeat? Bring in the colors of sunshine and spring fields. In a study from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, adults reported feeling happier around these two colors. Soft or pale yellows are ideal for playrooms and childrens rooms. Add a new rug: Madeline Wineribs Yellow Cotton Stripe rug ($550 for 6 feet by 9 feet) fits any decor. Or paint just the ceiling to create a sunny feel, a favorite technique of New York City–based interior designer Thomas Jaynetry Benjamin Moores Aura in banana yellow ($54.99) and add a lighter-color paint to tone down the hue as desired. Green is an especially good pick to brighten rooms with mostly neutral tones. Toss two celadon-colored throw pillows on a taupe sofa, or display your favorite black-and-white photos in a large bright olive-green picture frame..

Calm: blue
Most of us choose blue as our favorite color, and its really no wonder. Blue is a very soothing hueits the color of the sky and the seaand we can all use soothing touches of it in our hectic lives. In one of Stones studies, she found that people who were faced with difficult tasks felt less anxious after they saw something blue. Because the color is relaxing, you can feel free to use it more liberally than happy or energizing colorsit will work well in any room where you long to feel less stressed. Be sure to stick with soft, muted blues, though; the brighter, stronger shades, such as French blue, can actually have a stimulating effect. Try adding a touch of this serene shade where you need it most: near your bill-paying station, perhaps.

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Americans Say They're Ready For More Vibrant Colors, But Many May Still Play It Safe With Neutrals

Americans Say They're Ready For More Vibrant Colors, But Many May Still Play It Safe With Neutrals | Sensational Color | Scoop.it
CLEVELAND, May 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans Say They're Ready For More Vibrant Colors, But Many May Still Play It Safe With Neutrals. New stud
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What the Color of Your Living Room Says About You

What the Color of Your Living Room Says About You | Sensational Color | Scoop.it
Color expert Kate Smith reveals the meanings behind your color choices. Plus, read on for ideas on how to incorporate your favorite colors in your house.
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All About the Color BLACK - Sensational Color

All About the Color BLACK - Sensational Color | Sensational Color | Scoop.it
Black is authoritative and powerful; because black can evoke strong emotions, too much can be overwhelming. Black represents a lack of color, the primordia
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The Meaning Behind Shapes and Colors of Diamonds

You probably know that diamonds are among the most valued gems in the world, but did you know that their different colors and shapes have special meanings ...
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