• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Can’t Sleep? Maybe It’s Your Bedroom Color

    Your environment is critical when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep. Room temperature, light and noise levels, all play a part in ensuring you’re relaxed and comfortable enough to drift off for the night. But what about the color of your bedroom when it comes to catching 40 winks? Can that affect your [...] More
  • Datacolor’s ColorReader in use at Midvinter Woodworks – Professional carpenter from Berlin/Germany

    What is your company’s and hence your work’s main focus? Our focus is on creating custom and built-in furniture and kitchens. I also like to refurbish old furniture - this is often just as expensive as buying a new product, but much more sustainable. How long have you used Datacolor’s ColorReader and how did you [...] More
  • 6 Essential Steps for Almost Any Paint Project

    Whether you’re repainting a room, reviving an old piece of furniture with a coat of paint, or adding some color to trim, window boxes or patio planters, here are the essential steps to follow for any paint project. Tip 1: Start Clean Dirt, oil, dust, grime, all create a barrier between the paint and the [...] More
  • Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal with Color

    One of the quickest and easiest ways to boost your home’s curb appeal is with color. Your entry way to your home is the perfect place to add some inviting hues. From your front door to benches, chairs and planters, as well as flowers and dried wreaths, you can create a beautiful focal point with [...] More
  • 7 Simple Tips for Painting Your Home’s Exterior

    Paint can do wonders for freshening up the interior of your home. It can do the same for your home’s exterior as well. Whether you’re thinking about adding a pop of color to your front door, adding some curb appeal by revitalizing your shutters and trim or doing a complete makeover with a whole house [...] More
  • ColorReader EZ – #fromthistothat: A use case in product photography

    Perfect color coordination is the be-all and end-all in product photography, because advertising is a very visual experience. In addition to image composition and form, one other aspect is of particular importance: color. Vera Wohlleben, a German blogger, photographer and stylist for food & stills, uses Colorreader EZ for such cases and explains how she uses it.

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  • Celebrate Life’s Colorful Moments with ColorReader EZ

    Life is colorful – from the environments that surround us, both natural and constructed, to the everyday moments and milestones that fill our days. We created ColorReader EZ for practical reasons – like simplifying the paint color decision process with an easy-to-use, portable, Bluetooth-enabled device that measures any color you like and provides you with [...] More
  • Spectacular Ceilings

    When thinking about painting a room, the “fifth wall” or ceiling, is often overlooked or relegated to being painted some shade of white or off-white. But the ceiling can actually be both an impactful creative element as well as an opportunity to offset some room design challenges through different applications of color and sheen. Here [...] More
  • Tips for crafting DIY Christmas cards – by Johanna Rundel

    DIY Xmas card meets color management Christmas will most likely be somewhat different this year. Christmas parties and markets are cancelled, holiday get togethers or cookie baking swaps with friends won’t be happening. Since I won't meet many of my favorite people in person before this year’s holidays, I decided to send them all a [...] More

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