Trends for fall/winter 2013 in the colour of metal…
What is old is new again. The trend towards natural, original, weathered or aged metal continues to thrive in the market place. The most “fashion forward” retail outlets are sticking to natural steel as the desired look, feel and vibe. Surrounded by broad sheets of vast & bare white walls, accented with rich woods to add warmth to an otherwise cold and abrupt natural feel of hot-rolled steel, flatbar, and plate, the blend of hot and cold are making for quite the forward design statement.
Once considered clean and “leading-edge” finishes, Metallics are now the cheap alternative to the richer feel of natural metal. The prim and proper effect obtained by otherwise very popular metallic finishes such as Satin Nickel, or the even richer Gun Metal are no longer in fashion, considered passé.
Inspired by the bold and ever-forward strength of steel, metal is no longer hidden, no longer made to mimic laminated wood, no longer disguised. Current trends dictate steel should look like steel, nothing less. And as easy as this may seem, it represents one of the biggest challenges finishers face, simply because there is no consistent look to natural steel. It changes from batch to batch, from mill to mill. And yet, each designer, every architect, or design studio has something ever so specific in mind. The canvas has never been bigger or broader…
Colourfast awarded contract for Sovereign Bank seating project, in collaboration with Keilhauer, an award-winning manufacturer of high quality contract furniture. This program, a four month project which includes the finishing of 8,000 seating frames begins August through to November 2013 in a custom metallic silver finish on the Sguig Sled by Keilhauer.
Colourfast Corp. is proud to be a Founding Sponsor of Rev It Up For SickKids Motorcycle Rally and will be there on July 14, 2013 as part of the Organizing Team at Ride Motorcycles of Toronto. For more information, check out the event website www.revitupforsickkids.com.
Colourfast Corp. is proud to have been nominated and selected a finalist in the 2013 Vaughan Chamber of Commerce Achievement Awards on May 16, 2013! Congratulations to Team at Colourfast!
Colourfast Corp. is proud to have collaborated with Lucent AC to complete the finishing of major components on a very special project, a brand new MV Agusta custom built for Justin Beiber as a birthday gift from his dad Jeremy. While many of the light weight aluminum panels and engine covers were coated in a low gloss black powder coated finish, the wheels were altogether special. With a special treatment as a primary or base coat, the top coat is a translucent black, making for a final finish a split between the colour of carbon fiber and black chrome. This very deep and beautiful exotic finish is bullet-proof and is a great choice to compliment the blackout look of this bike. Make sure to check out our Facebook page for photos of Justin’s new wheels.
We’re gonna have a PARTY!!!!!
Rev It Up for SickKids is proud to present “A NIGHT IN RED” on Wednesday, March 6 at Forget About It Supper Club as our Presenting Sponsor Ride Motorcycles of Toronto formally announces the arrival of the famous Italian motorcycle brand DUCATI to their showrooms.
All guests are asked to wear a splash of RED as we celebrate the launches of Ducati and the 2013 Rev …It Up Campaigns. Food, Open bar, music & cigar rollers with an elegant backdrop of one of the world’s most attractive motorcycles. All guests will also have the opportunity to bid on several amazing and very exclusive live auction items.
All proceeds generated from A NIGHT IN RED will go to support SickKids Foundation.
Colourfast Corp. is a Founding Sponsor of Rev It Up For SickKids.
Please visit the Rev It Up For Sick Kids website here for more details!
New projects, new finishes, a renewed energy fills the world of Colourfast!
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The Management and Staff at Colourfast Corp. would like to wish all of its clients, suppliers, friends and family a Happy Holiday Season. We look forward to seeing you again in 2013!
If Mr. Henry Ford were alive today, he’d be having panic attacks, no doubt!
Quoting one of Mr. Ford’s famous one-liners regarding his marvel on wheels, “Any customer can have a car painted any colour he wants so long as it is black.” The intent was to keep things simple, direct, clean, and to-the-point.
My, how times have changed!
One quick peek at our current inventory indicates we carry 26 shades of black: Mirror Black, Jet Black, Mirror Jet Black, Matte Black, Sandtex Black, Black Smoke, High Gloss Black, Low Gloss Black, Medium Gloss Black, Flat Black, Ultra Black, Rough Textured Black, Hammertone Black, Satin Black, Nu Black, Semi-Transparent Black, 12 Degree Black, 20 Degree and 30 Degree Black, Blackened Steel, Chalkboard Black, Wrinkle Black, Hi-Heat Black, Permaslip Black, Texture Winton Black, and Black Chrome Metallic.
As the technology behind coatings has developed, so have the different “looks” and finishing options. It is no longer simply a matter of colour. Now it is texture, sheen, feel, effect, and purpose. Of course, the designers, engineers and architects love what we can do to make metal look very specific, or fit a specific purpose, meet a certain need or requirement. We are no longer simply “coating metal”, we are now giving it life, character, and personality. We can dictate how the light will “bounce” off the parts we are coating. We can predict and determine whether the metal will look polished and refined, or aged and distressed, whether it will fade or stay true after years of exposure to direct sunlight.
As with most things in life, with the added technology and passing of time, we have more options, more available to us, cleaner, safer, more environmentally friendly options. We can only look forward to what tomorrow brings and with great fondness remember the pioneers who came before us.
The colours of steel for Fall 2012…
Yes, even metal finishes go through phases, trends, and fads, just like any other aspect of design or style; fashion, food, music, automobiles, architecture.
This fall, the trends are taking us into new territories in metal finishes. They are natural, they are raw, they are distressed, they are leading edge. We are proud to introduce a complete new line of natural Ferro Natural Finishes, available exclusively at Colourfast.
They include Fumo, Ferrum Black, Slate, Bronze, Roman Bronze, Old Age, New Age, Rust, and Aged Copper. These are all treatments applied to natural mild steel to give unique and individual appearances, ideal for institutional furniture and accessories, store fixturing, contract furniture, or home decor. Each of the treatments are subsequently coated with one of three optional sheens of polyester clear coat to protect and further bring to life the treatment applied to the metal. High, satin, and matted clear coats all have different looks and can be used to compliment or accent lightened, bleached, or naturally dark wood accent.
This new venture into treating metals prior to applying decorative, and protective clear coats opens new doors into the future of metal designs and finishes. Each of these finishes, environmentally friendly, are suitable alternatives to the otherwise delicate and sensitive plated finishes of the past.
We invite you to visit our showroom and experience the new family of Ferro Natural Finishes by Colourfast.