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Celebrating the Power of Art & Color in Design

Posted on Oct 22, 2015, by Mollie Williams

Color and art serve as the foundation of every product we create. Every time a designer sits down at the drawing board, he or she references a spectrum of color and centuries of art history. We are excited to celebrate two days dedicated to these important building blocks of design: National Color Day, October 22, and International Artist Day, October 25.

We’ve talked before about the power of color. It influences our moods, our behavior, and our productivity. Most of us have experienced the power of color before – a bright, blue sky can cheer you up, while gray, gloomy clouds might make you feel tired.

What about the power of art and artists? Like color, art elicits emotions and evokes memories. It inspires fresh perspectives to approach everyday challenges, whether it is a design for a new workplace environment, or the company work that takes place in the space. The best work has defined generations and decades and continues to be a catalyst for new creative endeavors today.

Some of our favorite Milliken floor covering collections nod to particular artists or art mediums.

Art Media is reminiscent of Jackson Pollock, whose art defined the “drip period” between 1947 and 1950.

Color Field embodies its eponymous style of abstract painting, which emerged in New York City in the 1940s and 1950s.

The Moment collection celebrates the form, motion, and power of photography.

Naturally Drawn celebrates several mediums, from sketching to watercolor, used to interpret the inherent beauty of the outdoors.

As you celebrate International Artist Day, take a moment to reflect on the artists who have made a lasting impact on you – or who have inspired other work you admire. 

Topics: Design

Mollie Williams

Written by Mollie Williams