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Loft / Mid-Century Modern

Lofts 01

The Loft is a Blank Canvas

Everything between the exposed ceiling and industrial floor is free territory for the imagination. Connecting the two becomes a fascinating design assignment for the creative mind.

Modern loft design expresses as much imagination as the creative urban dwellers that have driven the movement since its beginning in the early 1960s. The concept is that each gutted open floor in a building can be built out with virtually unlimited possibilities. Just as the space can be molded into anything, the color schemes should be equally limitless. Of course, that should be balanced by the sophisticated tastes of the loft dwellers. Ultimately, each loft is a blank canvas waiting to become the creative expression of its owner.

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Mid-century Modern Energy Flow

Comprehensive color schemes that work as one system—from the exterior to the interior and across all the rooms and spaces of the home — create the classic Mid-century Modern look.

Characterized by post and beam construction that allows for “walls of glass” and windows in interesting shapes and places, Mid-century Modern homes connect indoor space to the outdoor world quite dramatically. This creates the possibility for a lifestyle and energy flow that shifts seemlessly from inside to outside and back again.Color can be used to enhance that flow or disrupt it to create boundaries where desired. Think holistically. Consider the extent of the entire property, not just one room at a time.

For more information, download our Loft / Mid-Century Modern Color Card PDF.


Interior

Walls

Flat
<5
Velvet
5-9
Eggshell
10-15
Low Sheen
20-25
Semi-Gloss
40-50
Gloss
70-80
High Gloss*
>85
Family Room
Living Room
Dining Room
Bedroom
Kids' Room
Kitchen & Bath
Hallways

Accent & Trim

Flat
<5
Velvet
5-9
Eggshell
10-15
Low Sheen
20-25
Semi-Gloss
40-50
Gloss
70-80
High Gloss*
>85
Doors & Windows
Molding
Cabinets
Plantation Shutters

Exterior

Main Body

Flat
<5
Velvet
5-9
Eggshell
10-15
Low Sheen
20-25
Semi-Gloss
40-50
Gloss
70-80
High Gloss*
>85
Stucco
Masonry & Brick Walls
Wood Siding
Aluminum Siding
Vinyl Siding

Accent & Trim

Flat
<5
Velvet
5-9
Eggshell
10-15
Low Sheen
20-25
Semi-Gloss
40-50
Gloss
70-80
High Gloss*
>85
Doors & Windows
Soffit, Fascia & Eaves
Wood Fences
Shutters
Garage Doors & Gutters
Metal Gates

*Ask a Dunn-Edwards representative about product availability.


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