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Making An Entrance

by Joann Eckstut on January 26, 2012

This Benetton store in Shanghai uses the spectrum to grab attention and invite people in.

 

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Newton’s Prism Experiment: The Rainbow Explained

by Joann Eckstut on January 25, 2012

Here’s a terrific video explaining how Newton performed his prism experiment. See with your own eyes how he figured out that each color was made up of a particular wavelength, which could not be altered.

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Pretty In Pink

by Joann Eckstut on November 14, 2011

The fabulous clothing designer Zandra Rhodes has been coiffed in pink for the duration. Now Katy Perry has jumped on the bandwagon!

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Amazing Animal Shelter Using Analagous Greens

by Joann Eckstut on October 31, 2011

In Amsterdam, the Netherlands, here’s a bold and stunning example of the use of an analagous analagous color scheme by Arons en Gelauff Architecten. More views here.

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Color Does Wonders As Student Mentor

by Joann Eckstut on October 31, 2011

At Publicolor volunteers work with students in NYC in a mentorship program that brightens far more than the school’s walls. The students refurbish school classrooms and corridors by applying color with paint in exciting ways. Long after the paint has dried the partnership survives. Students and volunteers meet throughout the year in what the program calls “Next Step Prep” encouraging students to overcome obstacles and pursue their dreams and goals. The genius behind this colorful idea is Ruth Lande Shulman, an industrial designer. See an example of before and after below. For more information check out www.publicolor.org

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Luminous New Color Tool

by Joann Eckstut on October 31, 2011

There’s a wonderful new way to create color on interior or exterior walls: LED LIGHTING. Examples abound for both interior and exterior applications. It can be programmed as 1 color or as changing hues to suit your taste. And there are 16.7 million colors from which to choose! This technology creates a different kind of ambiance in a room than paint. I would describe it as atmospheric. Although painted walls may reflect their color on objects in the room when light comes from a certain direction, it’s not as all encompassing. Definitely worth a look/see.

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