Surfaces on Aluminum Design Blog

Let's look ahead to the year 2021 and the color trends that will inspire us! Projected from WGSN, the global authority on consumer and design trends, we'll see expressive brights inspired by digital culture and neutrals shifting to more elegant and elevated tones.  Below are a collection of ...
Sometimes all you need is one spark of inspiration for a design to develop.  For this set of patterns - it was one eye catching textile found at the 2019 NeoCon Trade Show.  
Each year the color experts at the Pantone Color Institute select a color of the year. For 2020, the choice color is named Classic Blue, Pantone 19-4052. It is a rich blue hue that showcases a calm yet confident aesthetic.  Described as dependable and elegant in its simplicity, it makes sense why ...
Many of our patterns and finishes on aluminum are created with layers of decorative processes. A popular technique is to make use of selective areas of mechanical finishes - stripes, spins, and brushes on the surface of the metal. The resulting decoration has movement and depth which can then be ...
Consumers want to be treated like kings – let’s face it.  Our loyalty to brands and icons is generated by how they make us look and feel.  Every piece of plastic in our wallets has a story behind what it offers us and how it treats us.  Plastic?  Traditional card and secure card designers dress up ...
  Many of our patterns and finishes on aluminum are created with layers of decorative processes. A popular request is to make use of selective areas of mechanical finishes - stripes, spins, and brushes on the surface of the metal. The resulting decoration has movement and depth which can then be ...
Classic Cool Mood Board The Classic Cool Mood Board features familiar pattern structures utilizing the exceptional beauty of aluminum with calm and soothing results. A sophisticated style mixing traditional finishes with a modern twist incorporating cool color hues of blues and gun metals ...
The Inspiration Inspired by classic herringbone quilting technique, random straight lines intersected by diagonal lines create an irregular linear pattern. This material caught our eye for the depth and interesting way that varying width or planes of a line interact with each other. Check out how ...
Metallic inks are an attractive option for aluminum finish development. Available in a variety of colors with the ability to be integrated into backgrounds or graphics, they offer visual and tactile texture. Whether placed in contrast to brushed or bright aluminum or complimenting opaque and ...