“The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color.” - Hans Hofmann
As a design tool, color is a major differentiator. It helps designers bring their vision to life and is essential for branding. It influences our moods, our behavior and our productivity.
Today, we’re celebrating National Color Day by reflecting on how color can inspire and enhance daily life. Discover three ways Milliken uses color to accomplish just that.
Since 1973, Millitron® has wed ink-jet technology with computer-enabled design control to create a new era of custom flooring and bring the most unique color tones to life. A palette of inspiration, Multiform is a complete design solution that captures the creativity inherent in color through Milliken’s revolutionary digital print capabilities. Rich layers of nuanced color create depth, as if hand painted, and are offset by rough edge borders for shape definition. This Milliken Floor Covering modular carpet collection is one of many that depicts vivid colors imagined by an artist, translating into an ideal color palette for designers.
Creating a calming effect in healthcare settings
Color evokes an instant, and often visceral, emotional response that can enhance the mood of any room. Within the textile industry, color is taken a step further with texture, which can contribute to a room’s sense of calm by adding warmth and ambiance. Milliken Specialty Interiors recently designed the Retreat collection, part of the Milliken Essentials™ line, to help create a personal haven in busy healthcare settings. Combining durability, a beautiful drape, soft feel and a thoughtfully considered color palette, the Retreat collection offers a relaxed and spa-like feel with tonal, nature-inspired colors.
Enhancing creative opportunities for kids
From school activities to at-home creativity, washable polymeric colorants may be found in markers, paints and more. Bringing a child’s creative vision to life on paper or on a canvas, Creative Colorants from Milliken Chemical encourage vibrant arts and crafts projects with easy clean-up.
Through its proprietary polymeric colorant chemistry, Milliken’s Creative Colorants are engineered specially for washable applications. Markers, paints and other art projects using our premium colorant offer bold, bright colors that do not permeate a surface — resulting in superior skin and fabric washability. Formulated for dependability, top art brands have come to rely on Creative Colorants as a high-quality art product additive.
By harnessing the emotive and expressive qualities of color, Milliken innovations add a new dimensionality to how we interact with colors and create unique ways to enrich the world in which we live.