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INTERACTIVE PAINT COLOR TOOLS

CLICK HERE to view a variety of online, interactive tools for exploring and experimenting with paint color.


ABOUT COLOR AND PAINT

Links to Hirshfield's "Color Is. . ." Web Deck Viewer at remote pageClick on the "Color Is. . ." Web-Deck link (above) or photo (at left) to find the perfect harmonies to your favorite Hirshfield's Paint Colors. Enter your color name or color number in the search field and the program will calculate perfect complements, secondary and tertiary colors for your selection.

"Color Is . . . Hirshfield's." Our new collection features the best of time-honored international color systems. This new palette marks the culmination of years spent analyzing the best-selling color trends by world-renowned Color Systems International. Steve Ingerson and Mark Masica of Hirshfield's Edina were instrumental in the development of this palette. You'll find an extensive range of neutrals, arranged in a logical and more meaningful fashion across the bottom rows of the display. This more approachable layout makes COLOR IS. . . easier to use. Color step-downs on the large take-away chips are non-linear progressions (not mathematical) resulting in a more realistic population of the color space. What that means: a greater number of natural coloways that hit the elusive in-betweens.


The Forecast is Warming with Hirshfield’s
2016 Paint Trend Colors

Warm, hypnotic and calm characterizes Hirshfield’s Color of the Year, Flickering Flame. The surging popularity of gold, copper and rusted metals in design infulences our love affair for the trusted down to earth colors.

2016 Trend Colors: Hirshfield's Paints

SIMPLY WHITE. Benjamin Moore's COLOR OF THE YEAR.

White is transcendent, timeless, its versatility unrivaled. From weathered wainscoting to crisp canvas shades, porcelain tile to picket fences, white is everywhere in every form—that’s why we chose it as our Color of the Year. Turn down the noise and celebrate the simplicity of white.Simply said...Simply White. — Ellen O’Neill Creative Director, Benjamin Moore.

2016 Color of the Year and Trend Colors: Benjamin Moore Paints

The color that ties things together—
GUILFORD GREEN.
BENJAMIM MOORE 2015 COLOR OF THE YEAR.

A neutral that’s a natural. A silvery green that works with,
well, everything. No worries. No second thoughts. Just a brush, dipped in a can, whooshed on a wall, and a whole lot of happily ever after.
—Ellen O’Neill Creative Director, Benjamin Moore

2015 Trend Colors: Benjamin Moore Paints


2012 Trend Colors: ColourCanvas


Use the color wheel to learn about color terminology: complementary colors, monochromatic schemes, triadic schemes, warm and cool colors.


EXTERIOR PAINTING AND DECK CARE

Deck and Siding Care Main Page
Choosing Exterior Colors
Fall Painting Tips


ABOUT COLOR AND PAINT: resources from BENJAMIN MOORE


Benjamin Moore Paint introduces Envision Color 2011 with 3 new collections: Soulful, Spirited and Dreamy. view the colors here


ABOUT COLOR AND PAINT: resources from PQI

The Paint Quality Institute is far and away our favorite off site link that offers do-it-yourselfers and professionals alike bucketloads of great information on painting and decorating. The Digital Color Wheel alone is worthy of a visit. A marvelous interactive tool, the Digital Color Wheel will give you confidence to put together color schemes that really work.
Other sections at The Design Center include:

Decorative Techniques
Color Mood
Color Solutions
Digital Color Wheel
Room Inspiration

Each section includes a video (RealPlayer or Windows Media)


EXTERIOR PAINTING AND DECK CARE

Deck and Siding Care Main Page
Choosing Exterior Colors
Fall Painting Tips


FAUX FINISHING / DECORATIVE PAINTING

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