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Change is Inevitable: Revealing Dunn-Edwards 2022 Color + Design Trends

06/08/21 Sara McLean

Each year, Dunn-Edwards explores five emerging palettes and design styles that reflect the outcome of our changing reality. Pulling inspiration from fashion, technology, art, and popular movements, we identify the key themes that are driving aesthetics forward. This is our time capsule for 2022.

Japandi Style Defined

06/07/21 Sara McLean

The juxtaposition of Japanese Zen-minimalism and Scandinavian functionality, Japandi creates a perfect fusion of form and function.

Exterior Color Palette Trends and Ideas for 2021

05/03/21 Sara McLean

As summer is soon upon us and many will stay close to home the next few months, home projects continue to be high priority. And as part of the research in color and design, trends in exterior color palettes provide added inspiration

Cottagecore: A Rural Design Fantasy Trend Takes Over Social Media

05/03/21 Sara McLean

Cottagecore, a term first heard on Tumblr in 2018 and frequently this past year, has captured the attention of many seeking an uncomplicated way of life.

Enchanted Cottage Embodies the Charm of Vintage Venice

04/05/21 Sara McLean

We are pleased to showcase a recent design projects by Claire Thomas — design maven, curator of color and all-around creative. When viewing her latest creation, located in Venice, Calif., we noted how the lush and fun color palette brought this magical inspiration to life.

2021 Color + Design Trends: A Confirmation for Spring

04/05/21 Sara McLean

Our 2021 Color + Design trends report released just last fall, but we decided to start reviewing our forecasts now to see which trends are already coming to fruition.

Lagom: Dunn-Edwards 2021 Color + Design Trends

03/02/21 Sara McLean

Lagom challenges the notion of classical form, while praising timeless qualities of design. Finding the ideal balance of old and new. Reaching out for ageless points of inspiration, designers and artists channel archetypal historical references to build new visions of enduring purpose. Essential design with artistic touch. Lagom speaks to the spirit of storytelling, decoding the past and reframing the future.

Stunning Desert Escape Melds Best of East and West

03/02/21 Sara McLean

Inspired by the arid beauty of Yucca Valley, Calif., is Oeste, the latest project by Claire Thomas.

An Oasis on Cadman: A Raskind Design Inspiration

02/03/21 Sara McLean

The Camden project is now complete, and we are excited to show you the gorgeous outcome. The Raskinds transformed a large-scale home into a peaceful oasis nestled close to Griffith Park. Join us as we walk through the remodeling process.

Hanabi: Dunn-Edwards 2021 Color + Design Trends

02/03/21 Sara McLean

Hanabi explores the codes of inclusive, optimistic and laid-back design re-creating links between the generations. Borrowing energy and inventiveness from our childhood, then turning this vivacity and creativity into a collaborative and festive playground. Finding better solutions for the challenges that lie ahead.