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The Importance of Color Temperature

Posted by Shawn Voss on Mar 31, 2016 2:40:14 PM

 

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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Topics: Color

White as Snow

Posted by Shawn Voss on Jan 22, 2016 1:45:58 PM

 

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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Topics: Color, Acoustic Fabric, Panel Fabric

Meet Our New Upholstery Patterns.

Posted by Shawn Voss on Nov 16, 2015 9:52:47 AM

 

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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Topics: Upholstery Fabric, Color

Monthly Collection: Back to School

Posted by Shawn Voss on Sep 28, 2015 9:43:25 AM

 

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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Topics: Upholstery Fabric, Color

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

Posted by Shawn Voss on Sep 15, 2015 11:33:00 AM

 

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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Topics: Color

How Does Fabric Get Its Color?

Posted by Shawn Voss on Aug 31, 2015 10:41:00 AM

 

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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Topics: Color, Textiles 101

Meet our new patterns.

Posted by Shawn Voss on Aug 26, 2015 10:13:00 AM

 

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

Monthly Collection: On Call

Posted by Shawn Voss on Jul 10, 2015 11:56:01 AM

 

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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Topics: Upholstery Fabric, Color

Monthly Collection: Speechless

Posted by Shawn Voss on Jun 16, 2015 12:00:00 PM

 

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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Topics: Color, Acoustic Fabric

Monthly Collection: Elevate

Posted by Shawn Voss on May 29, 2015 2:10:34 PM

 

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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Topics: Upholstery Fabric, Color, Acoustic Fabric, Drapery Fabric