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April Color of the Month: Posy Petal (DE5067)

04/08/21 specs+spaces staff

It’s hard to imagine a more perfect color for April than pink, which is why we’ve named Posy Petal (DE5067) our April color of the month.

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Dunn-Edwards Portraits: Soothing colors, medieval design meld in the Netherlands

04/05/21 specs+spaces staff

Today, 1,100 years later, designer Lena Latour stares out the window of her grandmother’s home — part of Deventer’s original fortifying wall — thoughtfully planning the details of the home’s renovation.

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Check Out These 4 Design Projects Inspired By Spring’s Colorful Flora

03/29/21 specs+spaces staff

Much of Solibre’s palette of yellows, oranges and dusty roses also shares a common bond with desert flora, especially the yellow and orange hued blooms that come alive after the west’s rainy season. This got us thinking about all the ways desert flora have inspired other design projects.

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Bold Colors Send House Hunters Clamoring For This East Los Angeles ADU

03/23/21 specs+spaces staff

“Good design doesn’t have to be expensive and often it will lead to better solutions,” says Alexis Navarro, explaining his philosophy behind architecture and the creation of his latest accessory dwelling unit, or ADU located in East Los Angeles.

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Then, Now, and Forever Collection Highlight®: John Muir House

03/16/21 specs+spaces staff

At Dunn-Edwards Paints we’ve written a lot about Art Deco historic resources like museums and theaters, investigated colors closely associated with the Beaux Arts style like those found in the Stanford Green Library, and we’ve also shared about colors associated with Mid-century Modern architecture. This time we’re diving into the Victorian Era and exploring the color influences of one such gem of this architectural era, the Italianate Victorian Manor known as the John Muir house.

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March Color of the Month: Sprig of Mint (DE5675)

03/10/21 specs+spaces staff

In the West, March ushers in rain and brings soil back to life again, allowing the landscape to glow with a verdant hue. All of which makes Sprig of Mint (DE5675), a jovial light green paint color, the ideal color focus on this month.

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2021 Interior Design Trends From Your Favorite L.A. Designers

02/23/21 specs+spaces staff

From trends in color, to trending new spaces — we’ll explore how the past year is influencing the design decisions we’ll make tomorrow.

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What’s The Difference Between Hex Values, RGB, CMYK, and Paint?

02/17/21 specs+spaces staff

Ever wonder why there are so many ways to categorize colors? What is the difference between CMYK, RGB, and HEX values? Why are there so many color systems? Oh! And what’s the Munsell color system?

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A Vintage Splendor Tackles Bedroom and Office Space in One Room Challenge

02/11/21 specs+spaces staff

Annette Vartanian of A Vintage Splendor has built an Instagram following and lifestyle blog mixing vintage fashion and interiors with the everyday to create new and exciting looks. But when she entered the One Room Challenge — a six week challenge where 50+ designers make over one space in their respective homes — Vartanian decided she’d up the ante and do two rooms instead of just one.

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Top Tan Paint Colors For A Warm, Neutral Space

02/04/21 specs+spaces staff

Choosing a top tan paint color? Whether you’re choosing a warm neutral paint for a living room, a perfect tan color for a bedroom, or a tan paint for the kitchen, the color tan is taking over when it comes to classic neutrals.