A Desiger’s Guide to Swarowski Custom Finishes II

Part II: Opaque Metallic Coatings As mentioned in the previous post, there are two types of custom coatings: transparent and opaque metallic. Transparent finishes give clear crystal both sparkle effects as well as add color ranging from bright to subtle, while amping up glitter and often modifying color when applied to colored crystal. Opaque metallic…

Color Trends: Turquoise for 2010

Pantone LLC, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries has announced Turquoise as the color of the year for 2010. Combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, Turquoise evokes thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a languorous, effective escape from the everyday…