Blog Category: Color of the Month


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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Color of the Month—Gray, August 2016

By Jerry Rabushka,

Coming Into Its Own Gray, grey, who knows? We don’t have red or rad, yellow or yallow, but grey…well we can thank the British for it, and specifically we’ll thank Farrow & Ball, a high-end paint producer from the UK. The company has been in the states for quite some time, but is expanding its  … Read more

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Color of the Month—Brown 2016

By Jerry Rabushka,

Home on the Mid-Range When it’s time to paint the town brown. Haven’t heard much about brown this year? Neither have we. Neither has Mary Lawlor, manager of color marketing at Kelly-Moore Paints, and if anyone’s listening for gossip about brown, it’s Mary. We asked her, “is gray kicking brown off the charts this year?”  … Read more

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Color of the Month—Purple 2016

By Jerry Rabushka,

Let’s Talk Purple: There’s more to it than you think! Kristin Summer loves purple. Not everyone does, and a lot of people love it who are afraid to speak up because of the backlash from people who don’t. So The Paint Dealer will be the voice for those who have been shamed into silence. Because  … Read more

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Color of the Month—Red (2016)

By Jerry Rabushka,

Red: Bold and Peaceful Making a statement for thousands of years. A customer or designer looking to make a bold statement can hardly go wrong with red. It makes that statement loud and clear, and even its softer versions can still be very vocal. Wearing red in the “wrong” place, say a wedding or a  … Read more

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Color of the Month—Green

By Jerry Rabushka,

Moving To Green: Observations and Photos Mugler Publications will be moving in about a month and a half, and as the editor and a twenty-year inhabitant of our current digs, one thing I’ll be happy about is getting away from the ugly green combo that somebody picked for two of the offices here. I’m sure  … Read more

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