Author Archives: Chris Lee

  • Painting Tips from the Experts

    Need some helpful advice about painting? Check out these helpful tips from the experts at Porch - our guest blogger. Porch connects homeowners with home professionals to get their home projects done, offering tools and resources, including advice, reviews and project pages, to help homeowners manage each home project from start to finish. Read the [...] More
  • MY GUESTROOM MAKEOVER

    I finally finished the makeover of our new guest room on the ground floor. I completely redesigned it – a thorough makeover - which turned our house into a construction site for about a month. Here, you can have a look at the room before the renovation. My challenge was not to change the entire [...] More
  • How Colors Impact Marketing in the Paint & Coatings Industry

    When it comes to marketing your business – whether you have a brick-and-mortar store and/or online presence – color plays an important role in your efforts. Consumers see hundreds of advertisements a day, so breaking through the barrier to improve conversion rates can often take a little more than just the right words — that’s [...] More
  • Exact color matching with Photoshop and the Datacolor ColorReader EZ

    In this blog post I would like to show the exact color correction in Photoshop using Lab values. Lab values are color space-independent and therefore suitable as a reference value for recoloring product colors in Photoshop. But these Lab values I want to use have to be measured somehow. With Datacolor's ColorReader EZ, Lab values [...] More
  • Vignettes: Designer Styling for Every Size Space

    Vignettes play an interesting part in interior design. A vignette is simply a small collection of items arranged in a visually appealing way that tells a story. What constitutes a vignette can also help define its function in a space and determine what story it tells. Types of Vignettes A vignette can be a grouping [...] More
  • Upcyling IKEA Hack – Upcycling Wall Slats from Basic to Beautiful with ColorReader EZ

    Fresh Color to Beat the Winter Blues While looking through her photo box of vacation pictures, Wiebke found some photos from the Netherlands, with her husband in a small apple orchard last spring when everything was in full blossom. The fresh colors and beautiful shades of green looked and felt nice, so Wiebke decided to [...] More
  • Mondriaan-Inspired Photo Shoot – The Slanted Lens

    Jay P. Morgan, from the Slanted Lens, shares his tips on how he created a colorful, Mondriaan-Inspired product shoot with Nike shoes. Careful layout planning – especially when it comes to backdrops – is essential, notes Morgan, for getting the best results. Watch as he demonstrates how he used Datacolor’s ColorReader EZ, Spyder Checkr and [...] More
  • DIY Kitchen Project with ColorReader

    When a master carpenter needs a new kitchen, he builds it himself, of course. Paul Robben, the "Nerdy Timber" takes us along his kitchen refresh journey via YouTube videos, from planning his new kitchen to the finished product. He used hisnbright orange refrigerator as a starting point for creating a color-coordinated space, using the ColorReader [...] More
  • DIY forest glade in a children’s room – from color concept to harmonious interior design

    Guest blog article by DIY / Interior Design blogger Sammydemmy / Samuela Heil My daughter Luise’s nursery was well overdue for a transformation - after all, she is now already five years old and wanted a real girl's room and no longer a baby’s room, as she used to call it. Her new kingdom was [...] More
  • Turning old into new: jazz up picture frames with new paint

    Guest article by DIY / interior design blogger Evi Jaschke / mrsgreenhouse.de How do I find the perfect color palette for my home? Which colors go with my favorite color and how do I best combine several color shades? These things can be challenging, but now, with ColorReader EZ, you have a very practical tool [...] More
  • Green – THE Color of the Year for 2022 and for Kitchens

    Most of the major paint companies have announced their color(s) of the year, and there is a clear favorite – green. There’s good reason for this. During unpredictable times, colors found in nature are intrinsically soothing to us, and the color green plays predominantly in nature’s color palette. Plus, we have more green cones in [...] More
  • Natural colors and absolutely trendy: A complete color design for walls and furniture, using ColorReader EZ

    Guest post by DIY / Interior Design blogger Rebecca Wallenta / sinnenrausch.at A quick and cheap room makeover often does not require that much. A new, fresh color can already make a huge difference. After having moved into our new apartment a few weeks ago, I neglected our bedroom in terms of decoration, I have [...] More
  • Can Picking Paint Color Be Fun? It Can With ColorReader & Samplize!

    Color is fun, so picking a color to paint a room is one of those things that seems like it should also be fun (and easy) yet often turns out to be anything but. Does any of the following sound familiar…? You’re not sure where to start - maybe it’s with a bit of color [...] More
  • ColorReader EZ on an Interior Design Mission

    Guest article by German DIY / interior design blogger Ladystil / Monika Abts What do you do when you like the color of a carpet so much that you decide you’d like to paint your old chairs the same hue? And what if you want to create a stunning, coordinated tablescape using the colors of [...] More
  • ColorReader EZ – a use case in product photography

    I'm often commissioned to do product photography - usually, the typical ones with a white background - but on other occasions, within a more styled setting. When these kind of jobs come up, if there's no budget for a stylist, you have to style the setting yourself. That's when the Datacolor ColorReader EZ comes in [...] More

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