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Pretty in Pink in Palm Springs

10/28/16 Sara McLean

Nestled along the desert landscape of Palm Springs, Calif., sits a vividly colorful pink home.

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2017 Design Trends: Commercial Architecture

09/30/16 Grace Lennon

Considering how much of our lives are spent in the workplace, it only makes sense that these spaces invite the opportunity for beautiful form, as well as function.

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A Colorful Road to Rio: The Color and Design of the 2016 Summer Olympics

07/29/16 Sara McLean

With the 2016 Summer Olympics getting underway Friday, Aug 5, here’s a closer look at the color and design predictions displayed in our 2016 color+design trends report, providing more design inspiration to get into the spirit of this summer.

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Shop in Color: Vibrant Retail Around the World

06/30/16 Grace Lennon

Color and its effect on the human psyche has a huge influence on retail design and a shopper’s experience. Retailers can tell a story with color, creating a theme and concept for their store and brand.

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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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Creatively Colorful: Vibrant Schools Around the World

06/04/16 Grace Lennon

For children in a learning environment, color can have an effect on mood, emotion, and productivity, making it an important and much overlooked consideration in school design.

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Dine in Color: Vibrant Restaurants Around the World

04/14/16 Grace Lennon

Check out these 4 colorful restaurants from around the world and taste the rainbow!

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Travel in Color: Vibrant Hotels Around the World

04/03/16 Grace Lennon

Color. It has an effect on our mind, body and emotions and can influence our physical and mental well-being immensely. Within hospitality design, color can be used to set a tone or mood — from romantic or exotic, to upbeat or playful — and can transform dull accommodations into Technicolor wonderlands!

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Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

03/17/16 Sara McLean

Though considered an Irish holiday, Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated worldwide with a variety of parades, festivities and parties. And, none of these celebrations is complete without wearing green.

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2016 Hospitality Design Trends

02/29/16 Grace Lennon

​When it comes to travel, people are looking for the exotic, but with all the comforts of home, as well as style, inspiration and togetherness — and this year’s hospitality design trends reflect just that.