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 Six Oldest Pigments in Human History
10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM    specs+spaces staff
In today's world, understanding color in design involves color matching, discreet shade variations, and complex color…

The Mental Attraction to Color
10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM    specs+spaces staff
Your brain can't help but notice color. It is processing thousands of details a second to help you form opinions about…

Speedy Tricks for Finding the Perfect Color Scheme Every Time
10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM    specs+spaces staff
It can be difficult at times to choose the perfect color scheme for a room. What colors look best in combination…

Not Everything You've Learned About Designing With Color is True
10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM    specs+spaces staff
At Dunn Edwards we've encountered plenty of homeowners who think they have to follow color "rules" when designing…

Keep Home Feeling Warm With Cozy Colors This Winter
10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM    specs+spaces staff
Winter is just around the corner and it's the perfect time to transform your home by incorporating cozy colors to…
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…

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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