Tips and Tricks for Choosing, Using and Loving Color

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

FORREST paint“I’m always drawn to colors I wear. Look in your closet. You are your own best inspiration for color.” –Comeca Brannon.

The back of a fabric, curtain, comforter, or area rug is sometimes more interesting- and tones down- than the front. If no telltale signs like hems will show, go ahead and flip it. Designers do it, so can you!

Top a lamp with a colored or patterned shade. Suddenly your room will seem more alive and vibrant.

Tips and Tricks for Choosing, Using and Loving Color

Monday, October 24th, 2016

FORREST painted Rocking chairDon’t sweat light color variations between fabrics and walls. “The best rooms are slightly off-stronger, lighter, softer, just not a spot on match to a swatch,” says Sasha Emerson, a Los Angeles designer.

When you’re spreading color around a room, think about proportion. If you’re using three colors, try a 70/20/10 distribution, with the highest percentage going to the lightest color. For two colors, go 70/30.

Store fabric, wallpaper and paint swatches in a notebook or binder so they’re handy when you shop. To visualize your scheme, cut fabric swatches (or paint brush strokes) relative to the size they’re used in the room- large ones for curtains, small ones for pillows.

“Break up a room of matchy-matchy wood furniture with one painted piece. It doesn’t have to be a bold color. I like to combine natural wood tones with black.” – Melissa Birdsong

Tips and Tricks for Choosing, Using and Loving Color

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

FORREST paint“Put things in context. If it’s a fabric that’s going on a horizontal surface, look at it horizontally. Whatever it is, step back six feet and look at it from a distance. Looking at a swatch, a pillow, a curtain, or a rug six inches from your face is different than seeing it as you step into the room.” – Janie Hersch

  1. Camouflage a hodgepodge of surfaces- an awkward dormer door, wimpy crown molding, or an ugly chair rail- by painting them the same color as the wall. They’ll fade away. Works great with neutrals.
  2. “Think of hallways as palate cleansers- the sorbet that’s served before diving into the next course. Keeping them neutral allows you to branch into any color in rooms that flow off them.” –Barry Dixon

Tips and Tricks for Choosing, Using and Loving Color

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Pick a color“Pick Colors using objects as your guide- an old celadon teapot, the burnt sienna in a paisley fabric, a blade of grass. It’s so much livelier than paint chips. I always, always start with a thing.” – Sasha Emerson

  1. When you’ve found the right color on a paint card, go a step lighter. Colors look darker on the wall. The lightest two colors on a card deliver more punch then you’d expect. Unless you are looking for a big contrast, then stick with them.
  2. Using different shades or a color- such as various blues- is an easy way to pull a room together. To prevent monotony, vary the textures (suede against silk) and add a pop of a different color in a pillow, throw or vase.
  3. Follow the rule of three. When you pick a color use it at least three times in a room.

Forrest Technical Coatings Vocational Visit

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Eugene Rotary 2016In the 2016-17 year, Southtowne Rotary has committed to developing awareness of the various vocations our members hold. Our first off-site vocational visit was to Forrest Technical Coatings/Forrest Paint, where we toured part of their operation and learned more about the jobs that their many Rotarian employees hold. Four of our members are Forrest employees and there are others who belong to other Eugene clubs.

Forrest Paint was established in 1973 in Eugene, Oregon and is a family owned company. Recently, the company added the name Forrest Technical Coatings to reflect the many products they manufacture. Here is a statement about that from the company’s website:

As of February 2014, Forrest Paint Co. has adopted a new company logo along with the corporate brand name FORREST Technical Coatings.  This rebranding is a reflection of the company’s strategy and focus.  It is aligned with our commitment to advanced industrial products, solutions and support.  It also creates the opportunity to strengthen our portfolio of targeted sub-brands; for example, Stove Bright® by FORREST Technical Coatings.  The sub-brand Forrest Paint continues on in conjunction with our architectural products and retail business.

Mark Forrest shared that much of the company’s sales comes from a niche market they have related to high temperature paint and powder coatings and other care products for the hearth industry. These products are sold internationally.

FORREST Manufacturing Coatings for Industry – OEM’s and Maintenance

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Nice white equipmentFORREST Manufacturing Coatings for Industry – OEM’s and Maintenance.  We have Solvent-Based, Water-Based, UV cured Powder & Aerosol Manufacturing and produce High Performance  Primers, Enamels, Epoxies and Urethanes.  We have Custom and Standard Packaging from 1oz. to 300 gallon.

Customer Service is our mission

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Customer servive at ForrestFORREST User Guides support the professional retailer with manufacturer direct technical support that ensures the best results for your customers.  FORREST provides direct access for consumers to our technical support info@forrestpaint.com and 800-537-7201.  http://forrestpaint.com/stove-bright/stove-bright-user-guide/

FireSnake™ Rail Heater

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

FireSnake™ is a smokeless, easy to use, safe replacement for the old repair method of diesel rope.

Benefits of the FireSnake™ Rail Heater:

  • Burns clean with little smokeFireSnake™ Rail Heater
  • Environmentally safe
  • Packaging designed for safe use by rail maintenance workers
  • 10 foot lengths easy to work with
  • Workers choose how much to use to get the rail hot
  • Metal bucket is re-usable for tools and other hauling needs in the field

Watch video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es5FbG8qotw&feature=youtu.be

Rotary Visits Forrest Technical Coatings

Friday, September 30th, 2016

In the 2016-17 year, Southtowne Rotary has committed to developing awareness of the various vocations our members hold. Our first off-site vocational visit was to Forrest Technical Coatings/Forrest Paint, where we toured part of their operation and learned more about the jobs that their many Rotarian employees hold. Four of our members are Forrest employees and there are others who belong to other Eugene clubs.

Forrest Paint was established in 1973 in Eugene, Oregon and is a family owned company. Recently, the company added the name Forrest Technical Coatings to reflect the many products they manufacture. Here is a statement about that from the company’s website:

As of February 2014, Forrest Paint Co. has adopted a new company logo along with the corporate brand name FORREST Technical Coatings.  This rebranding is a reflection of the company’s strategy and focus.  It is aligned with our commitment to advanced industrial products, solutions and support.  It also creates the opportunity to strengthen our portfolio of targeted sub-brands; for example, Stove Bright® by FORREST Technical Coatings.  The sub-brand Forrest Paint continues on in conjunction with our architectural products and retail business.

Mark Forrest shared that much of the company’s sales comes from a niche market they have related to high temperature paint and powder coatings and other care products for the hearth industry. These products are sold internationally.

Forrest’s team of chemists are continually working on more and more advanced products for various industries and one thing Forrest does well is customize products for a given product or industry.

Forrest offers both liquid and powder coatings. Powder coatings are safer, more environmentally-friendly, and can be used on any product that can be baked.

Learn more about Forrest Paint here.

Chimney & Roof Flashing paint colors

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Stove Bright Chimney & Roof flashing paint colorsChimney sweeps can trust Stove Bright® for cleaning, maintenance or repainting supplies.  http://forrestpaint.com/