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The Psychology of Color

With so many color options, it’s not surprising that many people find themselves in a state of color paralysis—colors, combinations, hues, shades, tints, complementary, analogous, intermediate…it can seem overwhelming, and make you want to retreat to the land of safe and soft neutrals. But if you arm yourself with a little basic knowledge about the psychology of colors, and have an understanding of how the different color families can affect mood, you can begin your exploration with confidence. You can use color to change the size and shape of furniture pieces, as well as whole rooms. You can even use it to change your mood.

Why an Energy Efficient Window is More Than the Sum of its Parts

Installing our ENERGY STAR® certified windows and doors can shrink energy bills—and carbon footprints—by an average of 12% nationwide compared to non-certified products . So, when you’re researching replacement windows and weighing your options, there is one important thing to keep in mind: Always compare whole window performance and not just the individual window components.

Small in Space but Big on Taste

Long a mainstay for green-thumbed apartment dwellers and ultra-urban farmers, container gardening is rapidly becoming the “tiny house movement” of the homegrown veggie set. While herbs and cherry tomatoes in pots may be everyone’s first thought when it comes to out-of-ground edibles, that’s only just the beginning: everything from blueberries and eggplants, to lettuce and sweet peas can be grown in containers. And you don’t need to limit yourself to standard pots, either. Check out these newest trends in container garden and whet your appetite for something new this spring!

We're in This Together

On April 22, 1970, 20 million people took to streets, parks, and auditoriums all across America to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. It was the first ever Earth Day. Now, nearly a half century later, Earth Day is the largest secular observance in the world, with more than a billion people taking part in activities and celebrations every year.

Everyone's a Wee Bit Irish

Celebrated in more places around the world than any other national festival, St. Patrick's Day is a day of parades, parties, gatherings, festivals, and "Wearin o' the Green" all around the globe. Check out these festive, fun ways to celebrate St. Pat's.

Employee Appreciation Day: Recognizing the employees of Andersen Corporation

In celebration of a day dedicated to hard-working employees across the country, we would like to personally thank all of Andersen employees, past and present, for their inspiring commitment to the communities, their dedication and hard work (in the office, manufacturing plant, or in the field), and the value each brings to our company and our culture. In light of Employee Appreciation Day, we’re recognizing a few employees who were deemed worthy of the spotlight by their fellow coworkers. From exceptional leadership skills and going above and beyond at work, to community involvement and overall morale boosters, we’re proud and honored to have each of them on our team.

Celebrating National Women’s History Month

March is National Women’s History Month. We owe a lot to the female trailblazers, innovators, leaders and overall contributors who have influenced Andersen Corporation’s growth and development. While it would be difficult to name each individually, we take this opportunity to honor five women in particular who helped shape Andersen into the thriving business it is today.