Blog Category: Color of the Month


Color of the Month—Orange, 2017

By Jerry Rabushka,

On the Scene for 2018 Years ago there was one house I would walk by that always left its shades up at night to expose a big orange wall in the living room. It was impossible to miss, and more than that, it made me want to know more about the people who lived there  … Read more

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Color of the Month—Blue, 2017

By Contributing Writer,

Boost it With Blue by Mark Woodman, CMG Blue—timeless, familiar, and easy, is a hue that always seems to top “favorites” lists. In both the 1993 and 2000 Crayola Color Census, blue was voted the most popular crayon color. Crayola recently released a crayon based on a value of blue inspired by a new pigment  … Read more

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Color of the Month—Gray, 2017

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Gray Has its Day by Miranda Lipton   Every color elicits a unique mood. While gray often gets a negative rap for being boring or dull, our color experts describe it as clean, fresh, peaceful, gentle, and calming. Personally, the only thing that comes to mind when I think of gray is scarlet, the other  … Read more

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Color of the Month—Brown, 2017

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  Brown Town: Who Doesn’t Love Chocolate? by Miranda Lipton As a natural, earthy, and compassionate color, brown is up-and-coming and is currently being used in varying features and accents inside the home and out. Just like any other color, shades of brown vary vastly, in this case from light and airy to rich and  … Read more

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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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