CANTON, MI--(Marketwire - Jan 22, 2013) - Designers looking for versatility and value will find it in Periwinkle, selected as the Color of the Year 2013 by Duo-Gard Industries Inc. for its decorative panels. These translucent panels for walls, partitions and architectural accents contribute to décor and daylighting by spreading diffused light throughout the room.
Conservative but not conventional, Periwinkle's blue-violet shade appears cool and calm, yet it contains a glint of the exotic, according to Lori Arvidson, Duo-Gard's product manager for decorative panels.
"Today, we're seeking balance in both our personal and professional lives. Periwinkle is the perfect color choice to help achieve this balance," Arvidson said. "For commercial clients, designers are faced with creating environments that are comfortable yet stimulating enough to contribute to productivity."
In residential design, clients are looking to make their home a haven of serenity with an element of playfulness and Periwinkle brings this, she added.
Like the little namesake flower that's a favorite in gardens across the country, Duo-Gard's balanced shade of Periwinkle offers design neutrality with the advantage of exceptional versatility. And it complements a wide range of contrasting hues, enabling designers to use Periwinkle as the dominant color or as an accent.
"Value is also an important component of Duo-Gard's decorative panels," said Duo-Gard President David Miller. And he cited the recycled content and recyclability, as well as the diffused daylight achieved, as contributions to the company's commitment to sustainability.
Periwinkle is available in Duo-Gard's Sunset collection. In translucent polycarbonate and acrylic, many of the panels carry a CC-1 Class A rating.
For more information about Duo-Gard's decorative daylighting panels, please contact Lori Arvidson at 734-207-9700 and visit www.duo-gard.com/products/decorative-panels.
About Duo-Gard Industries Inc.:
Duo-Gard Industries Inc. is a leading innovator in high-performance translucent daylighting systems and architectural illumination, as well as custom canopies, shelters and outdoor structures. For over 28 years, Duo-Gard has advanced translucent technology with design, engineering, fabrication and installation of custom architectural products that enhance sustainability. Duo-Gard was established in 1984 and is based in Canton MI. The company was honored in May 2012 as one of the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch in 2012. For additional information, please visit www.duo-gard.com.