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August 31, 2021

Walls That Float Into the Background

Color trends come and go. So do decorative wall fashions. But the plain, monochromatic wall style will always be right here among us. That’s because it’s simple, easy to accessorize, and flexible. A plain colored wall creates opportunities to showcase furniture, furnishings and accessorize just about any space. Unique pieces don’t stand out unless the background is, well—just background.  How do you choose a color? Remember the cardinal rules of wall colors: warm walls (think: orange, yellow and red) can make a space appear smaller, while cool walls (think: green, blue, and purple) can make a room appear larger. Below are just a few examples of monochromatic wall solutions to help get your creative juices flowing.


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Human-Centric Hospital Lighting Design

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Discover How Air Becomes Comfort

By combining humanity and technology, heritage and innovation, we find the perfect balance to create living spaces where you can enjoy clean healthy air. For over 80 years, Hitachi Cooling & Heating has been driven by the challenge to reshape the perception and possibilities of climate control solutions for the residential and commercial spaces and for those that work with it in a professional capacity. We strive to improve existing technologies and innovate as lifestyles and business evolve.

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New Heavy-Duty Automatic Sliding Door Systems

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You Can Feel It In The Air

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Sustainability That Runs Deep

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