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The Wants & Needs Crypton Collection

Posted by Guilford of Maine on May 12, 2017

The “Wants & Needs Collection” is 5 new Crypton Green upholstery patterns from Guilford of Maine. The collection has the range of coordinating, useable upholstery patterns with current trend colors that you want along with the performance of Crypton Green that you need.

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Meet our new patterns

Posted by Guilford of Maine on March 8, 2017

Time for new products! We've just launched Intuition, a brand new multi-purpose fabric as well as new colors to our popular BeeHave and Framework patterns. Read on to see them all, learn more about them and order a free sample.
 

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A Cool Color Story

Posted by Guilford of Maine on January 31, 2017

 As a follow up to our warm color story we are excited to share with you the other side the spectrum with a range of "cool" upholstery fabrics.
 

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Meet Our New Patterns

Posted by Guilford of Maine on November 23, 2016

We're excited to introduce 3 new patterns into Guilford of Maine! All are bright, contemporary additions to our line. 2 are multi-purpose fabrics for upholstery and vertical surface applications and one is a panel and acoustic fabric. Read on to see them all and order a free sample.

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A Warm Color Story

Posted by Guilford of Maine on November 15, 2016

It's probably not a surprise that we love color here at Guilford of Maine. One of the greatest parts of working in textiles is being surrounded by all the colors and textures that we have to offer. There are currently well over 1,000 colors to choose from in the Guilford of Maine product line! So if you love color as much as we do, or just have a slight affection, check out our latest color story for a little inspiration, which covers the warm part of the color spectrum.

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Let's See How Well You See Color

Posted by Guilford of Maine on July 26, 2016

When designing a space, choosing colors of fabric, paint, and other surface materials is a crucial task to making a room look great. As a follow up to our recent posts about the color wheel and color palettes, I thought it would be interesting to share the Farnsworth Munsell color test. It helps answer the question "is what I am seeing what other people see?"
 

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How to Create a Color Palette

Posted by Guilford of Maine on June 8, 2016

Now that we've got the basics of the color wheel down (see previous post here), we can move on to how to use it! There are 7 main color relationships that we are going to cover, plus neutrals, in this post. Knowing these color relationships can help you unpack the mystery box that color palettes can sometimes be.


 

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Take a Spin on the Color Wheel

Posted by Guilford of Maine on May 25, 2016

It is obvious to all of us that the world is a colorful place (unless you are some of the people living here) and consciously or subconsciously, we are all aware when something looks just *right* or when something feels off when it comes to color. Why is that? What is it about some color pallettes that work so well, and how do you replicate yourself? If you are a full-time designer, this post will probably be more like a reminder (I know I need it sometimes). To those who aren't designing spaces every day, color theory can feel abstract, but with a little learning, you too can know the basics.

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Meet Our New Patterns

Posted by Guilford of Maine on May 16, 2016

We've updated 4 classic Upholstery patterns with new colors and we are also introducing 2 new Panel & Acoustic patterns. All 4 Upholstery patterns come standard with a stain repellent to keep them looking beautiful. Both Panel & Acoustic patterns have been third-party tested for acoustic transparency and all 6 patterns are made from 100% recycled polyester, woven right here in the USA. Read on to see them all and order a free sample!


 

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The Importance of Color Temperature

Posted by Guilford of Maine on March 31, 2016

The interplay of lighting, color and texture can have a profound impact on how a finished space looks and feels. That's why it's important to take lighting into consideration when choosing the colors and textiles for the space you are designing. Whether a room has lots of daylight, or you are relying on artificial light sources, the color in a room can look different depending on the light source. This can drastically change the color and appearance of fabric and other finishes in a room.

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White as Snow

Posted by Guilford of Maine on January 22, 2016

It's that time of year again for winter snow storms for us in the frigid north. Using all of this winter weather as a starting point, I thought I'd highlight some of our Panel and Acoustic fabrics that are as white as, you guessed it, snow.

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Meet Our New Upholstery Patterns

Posted by Guilford of Maine on November 16, 2015

We’ve updated 2 of our classic Upholstery patterns with new colors and we are very excited to introduce 4 new bright and bold Upholstery patterns. All 6 come standard with our proprietary BLOCKaide® stain repellent to protect against the mess of life. All patterns except Famous are made from 100% recycled polyester, and all except one pattern pass the Wyzenbeek abrasion test with over 50,000 double rubs. Whether you're looking for something subtle and sophisticated or bright and bold, we've got you covered. And they're all made right here in the USA.


 

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Monthly Collection: Back to School

Posted by Guilford of Maine on September 28, 2015

In order to celebrate or perhaps bemoan the start of another school year, we put together a collection of 12 upholstery patterns that will stand up to the wear and tear of an educational environment.

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Why You Should Never Specify Textiles from an Image on a Screen

Posted by Guilford of Maine on September 15, 2015

However tempting it may be, whether you're in a time crunch to get a project completed, or you think it will be close enough, don't specify a textile based on an image on a screen, or a printed image. Read on to find out why.

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How Does Fabric Get Its Color?

Posted by Guilford of Maine on August 31, 2015

You have probably heard the terms "piece dyed" or "yarn dyed" thrown around, but do you know what those terms mean and how it affects the fabric?

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Meet our new patterns

Posted by Guilford of Maine on August 26, 2015

We are excited to announce that we have just launched 7 new Upholstery patterns and 5 new Panel & Acoustic patterns. All of the Upholstery products (except the Teknit knit) come with our BLOCKaide Stain Repellent and are all 50,000+ double rubs. Also, all the Panel & Acoustic products have been acoustically tested by a third party and are equally at home on a cubicle panel or an acoustic panel. But enough chit chat, I'll let the photos do the talking.
 

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Monthly Collection: On Call

Posted by Guilford of Maine on July 10, 2015

Being a textile in a Healthcare environment can be a tough job, unless it's up for the challenge. Our collection this month is a small sampling of our overall collection of high performance textiles that look and perform great in a Healthcare setting, whether that be in a Hospital waiting room, patient room, or an assisted living facility.

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Monthly Collection: Speechless

Posted by Guilford of Maine on June 16, 2015

This month we put together a collection of acoustic fabrics from our entire group of acoustic patterns that go beyond classic FR701. Check it out, let us know what you think, and order a free memo set of this collection!

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Monthly Collection: Elevate

Posted by Guilford of Maine on May 29, 2015

We all know that certain color palettes and patterns are more appropriate for particular settings than others. This month's collection of Upholstery, Drapery and Panel/Acoustic fabrics were chosen to coordinate beautifully and work well specifically in House of Worship settings.
 

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How to Bring a Little Modern Flair to a Traditional Style

Posted by Guilford of Maine on April 14, 2015

The Traditional style is comforting and classic. The hallmarks for it generally include deep wood tones, architectural details, and elegant furnishings. Rich wood tones, like those found in cherry, maple, and mahogany, are a key element in this style. Architectural embellishments such as elaborate moldings, beveled wood paneling, and intricate tile and wood floor patterns are widely used. One of the most important facets of traditional design are the lines of the furnishings that often harken back to the 18th and 19th centuries.

But what do you do if the “traditional” Traditional is a bit too stodgy? Modern is too sleek? Transitional too eclectic?

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How to Instill a Calm Oasis in a Chaotic World

Posted by Guilford of Maine on April 7, 2015

Color plays an important role in every environment – they make us feel happy or sad… they can make us feel angry or relaxed. As we all know, it’s important to understand the psychological effects colors might have on an average person, or our client’s target audience. When that need calls for a calm experience, it's always nice to turn to neutrals.

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