Blog

  • Benjamin Moore 2021 colour of the year
    27
    Oct

    Following the trend?

    I have to speak my mind about something that happens every fall, something that I have changed my view on in the last few years. I was so pissed...

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  • 20
    Oct

    Six Basic Influences of How Humans Process and Experience Colour

    Frank Mahnke, was a colour revolutionary. A colour guru and expert.  I did not get the chance to meet him in person, but may of my colour colleagues could...

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  • Paint Chips
    13
    Oct

    Colour as a Communicator

    It is the responsibility of the interior designer, colour specifier, or architect choosing colour to have the knowledge of a colour’s psychological meaning and effect when selecting colour.  Colour...

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  • 05
    Oct

    Psychologically speaking, what is colour?

    It is a sensory awareness, having symbolic, associative, synesthetic, and emotional effects on humans. Symbolic Effects. Colour conveys symbolic messages.  Certain colours or groups of colours can symbolize different...

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  • Paint Swatches and house plans
    28
    Sep

    Colour in Public Spaces: Is well being considered number one?

    I’ve spent many years studying the correct way interior designers should be choosing colours for their designs of public spaces. It may not win me the popular vote, but...

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  • 22
    Sep

    No Colour Trends Here!

    Architectural colour is more than decoration, it is to be used with a sense and purpose. Knowing the psychological and physiological effects on humans in public environments is paramount. Colour...

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  • 03
    Dec

    Updated Frank Hobbs Elementary Exterior

    I was so happy to see the final exterior renovation of Frank Hobbs Elementary completed! The renovation was completed earlier this fall, which included adding Hardie board panels and siding, new...

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  • 07
    Aug

    Tudor Ave Transformation

    Photos just in from a recently completed project! This beautiful home in Cadboro Bay underwent a complete overhaul, taking it from a dated dark 1980’s west coast design to a very...

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  • 21
    Jun

    Symposium on Colour- Munsell 2018, Boston Mass

    I just got back from Boston from a symposium on colour celebrating 100 years of the Munsell Color Company and the legacy of Albert Munsell.  Most of you probably...

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  • 30
    May

    Montreal

    I’ve just spent  4 amazing days in Montreal, enjoying the city and it’s diversity in so many ways!  Thank you to Schluter Systems for being wonderful hosts and sharing all...

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