Surfaces on Aluminum Design Blog

Each year the color experts at the Pantone Color Institute select a color of the year. For 2017, the choice color is named Greenery, Pantone 15-0343. It is a yellow-green hue which is meant to invoke feelings of rebirth and the coming of spring.
Our juxtaposed mood board features aluminum finishes brought together in unexpected ways. Contrasting aluminum finishes and breaking them up with bright beads.
This series of finishes features contrasting finish combinations brought together to create unique aluminum surfaces. The combination of black and silver in this series presents a high end look that is accented with inlaid border and bead effects. Intricate details are enhanced by the application ...
Custom Patterns Many times a background pattern is specified based on its structure and how it works with the rest of the design.  Perhaps a linear or dot finish helps to blend the aluminum nameplate or trim with the product housing.  There are times, however, when a standard structure just doesn't ...
Subtle Decoration Adds Interest One of the great things about working alongside of the Design team is there is never a lack of interesting finishes to browse through.  Today my attention was caught by one with subtle decoration for the aluminum trim using selective bright areas woven through a ...
The development of finishes in our Design Center is constant - whether something customized for a specific project or working through new ideas to add to the library of finishes.  Right now we're working on final selections of the finishes which will be featured in new mood boards.  A preview of ...
The variety of weave patterns available in carbon fiber have inspired many designers to explore this look on aluminum.  For some this means using the carbon fiber as a starting point and interpreting the surface on aluminum.  For others it is matching the original material as close a possible. 
Over the last year, two finishes or combinations of finishes on aluminum have gotten the most attention from our customers.  They are the two most requested samples from our pattern library.