Blog Category: Color of the Month


Color of the Month—Purple, 2017

By Jerry Rabushka,

It’s…Complicated: Purple is Growing Up Purple is on the move, and parents and older siblings everywhere will be relieved to hear that “Barney” purple…? We don’t love you anymore. Like a lot of colors this year, and unlike a lot of people, purple is getting quieter. “Trending purple colors are moving towards the muted-pastel or  … Read more

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Color of the Month—Red, 2017

By Jerry Rabushka,

  Red Adventures “Quick—if you hear the word red, what’s the first image that comes to mind? A stop sign? A fire truck? When it comes to red, the first thought is often of its bright, energetic tones, but like other colors, red comes in a full spectrum of shades that can communicate an equally  … Read more

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Trend Without End

By Jerry Rabushka,

Color for Summer Imagine what your business would be like without color. A lot easier! But…a lot less rewarding. And imagine if color never changed, and the same colors were sold year after year after century after…well you get the idea. Colors trend like a Top 40 hits chart, with some staying afloat for a  … Read more

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Color of the Month: Green 2017

By The Paint Dealer,

Greenery in the Scenery Just like last month’s white, we thought it would be a good idea to consult someone who chose our color of the month as their color of the year. Pantone, a global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, defines its color of the year  … Read more

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Color of the Month—White, 2017

By Jerry Rabushka,

Hall of Fame The perception of white is changing, in large part due to the help of color experts and designers incorporating it as a conscious choice rather than a “whatever.” You can help customers do the same: show how the deliberate use of white rather than “I don’t know what else to do” can  … Read more

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Color of the Month—Yellow 2017

By Jerry Rabushka,

  Yellow! It has interesting connotations. Call someone yellow, and it’s not a compliment. Yellow journalism is known as exaggerated and false—if we wrote an article called “Lead Paint Returns to Rhode Island,” you’d read it but we’d be in big trouble. But in paint, there’s room for every color. Dave Christiansen of our sponsor  … Read more

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No Agreement—Colors of the Year 2017

By Jerry Rabushka,

Different Choices for Color of the Year What’s the movie of the year? The song of the year? The business idea of the year? The most overused business phrase of the year, or should we just throw that one under the bus with a synergistic out of the box plan of attack? No one can  … Read more

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Color of the Month—Orange, 2016

By Jerry Rabushka,

  Home on the (O)range Just like black from last month, orange is a color that some might see as a questionable choice. But since we’re The Paint Dealer magazine, we answer all color options with YES. Well, maybe not all of them, but we know that whether someone’s tastes are subdued, gaudy or any  … Read more

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Color of the Month, Black—2016

By Jerry Rabushka,

STRONG WONDER Add strength and drama with black. Early in the year, we asked designer Mark Woodman what Color of the Month he’d like to write about. He immediately said black—it’s busting out all over! Finally, we find out why, as Mark busts the myth that black will make a space look smaller—sometimes it’s just  … Read more

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Color of the Month—Blue, 2016

By Jerry Rabushka,

A Bluevolution It is an evolution or a revolution? Or both? It depends on who you talk to; blue is changing both emotionally and visually for folks who want something new. But for folks who want something old, traditional uses of blue are still on trend. (If they want something borrowed and blue, there’s always  … Read more

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