February 7, 2013
Interior Paint Color Choices for your Home and Office
Something of interest for those of you that are choosing a color scheme for your home or office paint project. In the interior design industry, the word Pantone is synonymous with color.
Simply said…it is the standardization of color formulas that remain consistant throughout everything in the world to do with color.
You don’t have to be this engaged in the “science of color” just to paint a room. I just want to share with you some fascinating history from where all this color craziness comes from.
You will not only see the zillion choices of colors but also the tones, tints and saturation of colors in between all the choices.
Depending on your specific situation in choosing paint colors for a room, these slight variations in color choices can make or break a paint scheme once painted on the walls. It could be the very reason why the colors are not exactly what fell in love with in the magazine or paint store.
It is a wise investment to consult a professional interior designer here in San Diego to guide you through all these color choices! It can save you lots of your time, big money and the huge dissappointment in the end when you just are not happy with your choice in paint colors.
Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries. The PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.
In 1963, Lawrence Herbert, Pantone’s founder, created an innovative system of identifying, matching and communicating colors to solve the problems associated with producing accurate color matches in the graphic arts community. His insight that the spectrum is seen and interpreted differently by each individual led to the innovation of the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM®, a book of standardized color in fan format.
Since then, Pantone has expanded its color matching system concept to other color-critical industries, including digital technology, textiles, plastics, architecture and contract interiors, and paint. Pantone continues to develop color communication tools for a variety of industries and aggressively adopt new digital technology to address the color needs of design and production professionals of industries.