By John Walrath As creatives, color inspires our everyday life. We see the world through a unique lens and design our lives around being able to create and be inspired by what we see and experience. A portable way to capture those inspirational colors we find opens up so many creative opportunities. With its many [...]
 
When it comes to painting a room, picking a color is supposed to be the fun part. The reality is it’s often anything but. We’ve all been there – agonizing over paint chip strips, turning our walls into a patchwork of paint color samples and when we finally do decide on a color and paint [...]
 
One of the great things about smart phones is having a camera on hand to take pictures on the spot – whether it’s a shared moment with family and friends, a stunning view in nature or something that inspires your creativity. One thing your smart phone can’t do so well, however, is capture precise color. [...]
 
How do you get professional-looking results from a do-it-yourself paint job? These helpful tips will elevate your painting skills from amateur to advanced in no time. Prep, Prep, Prep! It’s probably the least exciting yet most important part of any paint job; prepping your walls or surface before you paint. That includes scraping off any [...]
 
In much the same way we benefit from structure to our day, we benefit from structure to our living spaces as well. Creating a defined space for working from home, home-schooling your kids, or even a little sanctuary for yourself can go a long way to cultivating some calm in our lives. Our brains are [...]
 
Matching Colors and Growing Business: How Nick Slavik Uses ColorReader for Painting and Restoration Work Nick Slavik, proprietor of the Nick Slavik Painting & Restoration Co., is often called upon for historical color matching. And like any successful business person, Nick knows that time is money. That’s why the time he saves using the Datacolor [...]
 
“Learn outside of your circle.” That’s the motto of Vicente Wolf, Interior Design Hall of Fame member, member of Elle Décor’s A-List, NY Spaces Top 50 Designer, and one of House Beautiful magazine’s 10 most influential designers. This motto has led him to study how food gets prepared and to practice his own knifing techniques—all [...]
 
Color selection can be a barrier to project start. Anyone who ever tackled a home improvement project knows, a fresh coat of paint can go a long way to improve the overall home appeal and provide great return on investment. However, every paint project starts with the often long and stressful process of color selection. [...]
 
Recently, we were looking for an uncomplicated and cost-effective way to perform measurements for a simplified washing test for digital textile printing – not a washing test according to official standards. Our goal was to get quick measurements to detect changes in wash resistance and then improve our processes. That’s where Datacolor’s ColorReader came to [...]