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The Wants & Needs Crypton Collection

Posted by Shawn Voss on May 12, 2017 1:45:00 PM

 

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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Topics: Upholstery Fabric, Color

Meet Our New Patterns

Posted by Shawn Voss on Mar 8, 2017 9:27:00 AM

 

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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Topics: Upholstery Fabric, Color, Acoustic Fabric, Panel Fabric

A Cool Color Story

Posted by Shawn Voss on Jan 31, 2017 2:45:23 PM

As a followup 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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Topics: Upholstery Fabric, Color

Our Top 6 Posts from 2016

Posted by Shawn Voss on Jan 10, 2017 12:55:25 PM

 

It's not even the middle of January and already 2016 feels like ages ago... Nevertheless, the beginning of a new year is always a good time to reflect on where we have been, where we are, and where we are going. While we've got a lot of great things lined up for the coming year, let's to take a few minutes and look back at our most popular blog posts from 2016. Click on the images or links below to read the full posts!

 

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Topics: Upholstery Fabric, Color, Acoustic Fabric, Textiles 101, Panel Fabric

Meet Our New Patterns

Posted by Shawn Voss on Nov 23, 2016 10:03:41 AM

 

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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Topics: Upholstery Fabric, Color, Acoustic Fabric, Panel Fabric

A Warm Color Story

Posted by Shawn Voss on Nov 15, 2016 11:29:13 AM

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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Topics: Upholstery Fabric, Color

Let's See How Well You See Color

Posted by Shawn Voss on Jul 26, 2016 11:46:21 AM

 

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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Topics: Color

How to Create a Color Palette

Posted by Shawn Voss on Jun 8, 2016 3:58:26 PM

 

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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Topics: Color

Take a Spin on the Color Wheel

Posted by Shawn Voss on May 25, 2016 11:21:01 AM

 

 

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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Topics: Color

Meet Our New Patterns.

Posted by Shawn Voss on May 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM

 

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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Topics: Upholstery Fabric, Color, Acoustic Fabric, Panel Fabric