Our world of color is coming together. The 2018 Color of the Year declarations by major paint companies and Pantone are more like a family gathering, different but related. Hue and tone, reasons and rationalizations may not be identical twins but this year’s favored color selections bear some common lineage.
After 27 years of colorful service, Crayola gave Dandelion an early retirement this spring. It’s not a first. Old color weeding, existing color renaming and new color offerings have all occurred regularly since the introduction of Crayola Crayons.
‘Tis the season—yes, for palette prognosticators to unveil their 2017 Color of the Year pick. Major paint companies and Pantone take us round the color wheel including polar opposites. High contrast reigns, in sync with our world today.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a picture that can change instantaneously is worth thousands more. When it comes to color and visualizing its application on a building, words are not the best medium to tell the tale.
WHA welcomes back Lily Lee Martinez as a Principal in the Architectural Color Design studio based in our San Ramon office. For those who don’t know Lily, she was with our firm from 1999 to 2009 and is the sister of Robert Lee, Senior Principal, Community Planning. We are excited about Lily’s return to team WHA in our San Ramon office.