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Matching History: An Architectural Color Guide

04/28/17 specs+spaces staff

A quick and easy guide to choosing the best, historically accurate paint colors.

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Scientists Discover a New, Brilliant Blue

06/29/16 Sara McLean

Oregon State University (OSU) chemist Mas Subramanian and his team discovered YInMn blue — named after the elements Yttrium, Indium and Manganese — while experimenting with materials for electronics applications.

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The Haas-Lilienthal House Restoration

01/04/16 Sara McLean

​Setting high on a hilltop in Alamo Square in San Francisco stands a splendid example of Victorian architecture, the Haas-Lilienthal House.

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How the Color Yellow Can Create an Optimistic Space

08/06/15 specs+spaces staff

Yellow is universally recognized as the color of happiness, optimism, creativity, enlightenment, and sunshine.

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A Design Guide to Color Washing

08/06/15 specs+spaces staff

Color washing is a popular technique that draws inspiration from these old plaster walls. There are various color washing techniques and they all typically feature more than one color and utilize visible brushstrokes.

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Choose the Best Paint Colors for Each Room in the Home

06/26/15 specs+spaces staff

Color trends come and go but a well-designed room can stand the test of time. As a design professional, it is important to pay attention to trends and what's current in the industry but you shouldn't get hung up on selecting a color that is necessarily "in".

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The Science and Importance of the Color Green in Your Home

06/26/15 specs+spaces staff

Green is one of the most popular colors in the world and can be used throughout interior design projects to bring a client's vision to life. As an interior design professional it is important that you understand the specific meaning of the color green and how different shades can be used.

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20 Ways Color Psychology Can Create a Beautiful Home

06/26/15 specs+spaces staff

Every time you begin a new interior design project you must choose the best colors that complement the overall look of the space and reflect your client's personal style.

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Top 10 Ways to Utilize Color and Feng Shui in Your Client’s Homes

06/05/15 specs+spaces staff

Interior design is about more than selecting furniture, accessories, paint, linens, and floor coverings. It's all about creating a space that speaks to a client's personal style and individual needs.

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What Does Your Favorite Color Mean and How Does it Influence You?

06/05/15 specs+spaces staff

It's natural to be drawn to certain colors that influence the art you buy, the clothes you wear, and how you choose to decorate your home. Each of us has a favorite color and it may be indicative of our personalities and preferences.