Halloween 2014 Color+Design Trends

Ghosts, zombies and witches, oh my! Halloween is, once again, upon us. This year’s Halloween trends get inspiration from a range of themes — from pop culture to times past, providing ample design creativity for kids and adults, alike. Happy Halloween!


2015 Trends in Action: Design for an Aging Population

This month’s Trends in Action report takes a closer look at design with an aging population in mind. Embracing themes of community, multiple generation and color, the design trends for aging populations continue to evolve. Learn more!


Victorian Architecture — Past and Present

Highlighted by dramatic cupolas, looming towers and fancy turrets, Victorian-style homes can be found throughout California. With this iconic style, designers broke away from early American architecture and applied decoration liberally, combining a wide range of features plucked from many different eras. Learn more!

The Painted Ladies of San Francisco
10/14/2014 12:00:00 AM    Grace Lennon
The famous “Painted Ladies of San Francisco”, otherwise known as “Postcard Row” or the “Seven Sisters”, are a row of…

Halloween 2014 Color+Design Trends
10/3/2014 12:00:00 AM    Sara McLean
Bringing us spooky visions of ghosts, zombies and witches — Halloween is, once again, upon us. And, because Halloween…

Victorian Architecture - Past and Present
10/3/2014 12:00:00 AM    Grace Lennon
Victorian-style homes, with their dramatic cupolas, looming towers, fancy turrets and rounded porches and balustrades…

2015 Trends in Action: Design for an Aging Population
10/3/2014 12:00:00 AM    Grace Lennon
In our next installment of 2015 Trends in Action reports, we take a closer look at design for an aging population…

An Artist's Haven: The Brewery Art Colony
9/6/2014 12:00:00 AM    Sarah Link
In the heart of Lincoln Heights, northeast of the downtown L.A.’s arts district, lies the largest art colony in the…
2015 Trends in Action: Kitchen and Bath
9/6/2014 12:00:00 AM    Grace Lennon
 In our continuing series of 2015 trends reports, we now look to the latest in kitchen and bath design. In…

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Sara McLean Hi Robin-this is Sara from Dunn-Edwards. You made great choices with your wall colors & I prefer DEW383 Cool December over DEW380 White for this scheme. With its slight blue undertones, it works great with the blues. Another favorite of mine is DEW379 Igloo. If you'd rather not go so stark, DEW386 Precious Pearls & DEW385 Lighthouse are tinted whites that also look great with your scheme. Happy painting! READ MORE
Sara McLean Hi Karen-this is Sara from Dunn-Edwards. For your kitchen, DEC746 Apache Tan & DE6143 Almond Latte are both great choices. Apache Tan has slight red undertones; Almond Latte has more yellow undertones. These are warm neutrals so these undertones are prevalent. Also, your cabinets & flooring will reflect their undertones onto the walls; I suggest testing to see if you like them. Others to test - DEC747 Sahara, DEC764 Inside Passage, DE6206 Desert Suede. Happy painting! READ MORE
Sara McLean Hi Kate-this is Sara from Dunn-Edwards. I'm a fan of painting the ceilings different colors from trim so here are suggestions for trim & ceiling colors to test. All are in our white collection but the ceiling options are tinted whites to complement Chaparral & contrast enough with trim to stand out. In order of trim, then ceiling: 1- DEW338 White Heat, DEW328 Pearl White.2-DEW380 White, DEW343 Pearl Necklace. 3-DEW340 Whisper, DEW318 Cottage White. Happy painting! READ MORE