NeoCon 2014 Recap: Commercial Highlights and Trends

NeoCon, North America’s largest contract furnishings tradeshow, recently marked its 46th year at Chicago’s famed Merchandise Mart. We scoured the exhibit floors and attended a range of seminars — and we found several key trends in design and color shaping the future of the workplace. Learn more!


Dwell on Design 2014: Modern Celebration

Dwell on Design, America’s largest design show, returned to Los Angeles last month. With an expanded outdoor area and an increased awareness of the California drought, a resurgence of luxurious design, bold neon colors and many other cutting-edge creations, here are our favorites at this year’s show.


Standing Tall: Restored Coit Tower Reopens in San Francisco

The Coit Tower has been an iconic part of the San Francisco skyline for generations. Jointly maintained by the San Francisco Arts Commission and San Francisco Recreation and Parks department, its doors were recently reopened after six months of much-needed restoration and protection. Find out more about this historic makeover!

Bright Primary Colors are Popular in Cars This Year
7/20/2014 12:00:00 AM    specs+spaces staff
While white and silver are currently top color choices for cars, the 2014 Detroit Auto Show revealed new trends in…

Deep Thoughts About Color
7/20/2014 12:00:00 AM    specs+spaces staff
Isaac Newton is well-known for the interesting color science he performed in 1665, when he used a prism to split…

The LA Arts District: An Industrial Landscape Reborn
7/20/2014 12:00:00 AM    Sarah Link
The Arts District in Los Angeles has experienced a cultural rebirth. Like the surrounding downtown, it was once a…

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of LA’s Iconic Union Station
7/14/2014 12:00:00 AM    Sarah Link
Completed in 1939, before the popularity of air or automobile travel, Union Station was the hub of entry to Los…

Sky High Design: The Griffith Observatory
7/14/2014 12:00:00 AM    Sarah Link
High on Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park is the Griffith Observatory, where the Art Deco masterpiece has stood proudly…
The Original Color Guide, 271 Years Before Pantone
7/14/2014 12:00:00 AM    Sarah Link
When drawing color inspiration, it’s safe to say most designers are working from the Pantone Color Guide. As the…

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Sara McLean Hi Barbara-this is Sara from Dunn-Edwards. Here are some lighter neutrals to test in the room that work with both warm & cool tones & won't compete with your current design - DEC747 Sahara, DE6128 Sand Dune, DEC740 Sandcastle, DE6121 Siamese Kitten, DE6205 Stucco Tan. Happy painting! READ MORE
Sara McLean Hi Tam-this is Sara from Dunn-Edwards. I suggest using DEW340 Whisper if you choose either Floating Feather or Inside Passage. Whisper is bright with a slight yellow undertone and both of the colors you're debating are warm neutrals. Cool December is a cooler white and Swiss Coffee is a bit darker. I believe Whisper will keep the trim crisp looking. Happy painting! READ MORE
Sara McLean Hi Rachel-this is Sara from Dunn-Edwards. Here are some light colors to test with hints of lavender or violet that will complement DE5982 Plum Point. I also added 2 neutrals to test as well -- DE5974 Soft Lilac, DE6009 Billowing Clouds, DEW393 Violet Clues, DE5952 Tranquil Eve, DE6058 Thick Fog, DE6065 Studio White. Happy painting! READ MORE