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Off The Wall Graffiti: A Year of Transforming COVID into Color and Conversations

01/10/22 specs+spaces staff

We’re diving into OTW’s most recent work with two additional schools, Zane Grey High School and John R. Wooden High School, to see how the small act of painting can leave an impactful mark.

Dunn-Edwards Portraits: Work-Life Balance On a Design Road Less Traveled

12/06/21 Carolyn Neuhausen

For Lainez, who spent several years as a Dunn-Edwards Professional Color Advisor (PCA), life is all about finding the balance—whether it be at home with her family or in the workplace with her career.

Dunn-Edwards Portraits: A Tale of Two Design Competition Winners

11/01/21 Carolyn Neuhausen

Dunn-Edwards is proud to announce the winners of our inaugural design challenge, the 2021 Emerging Professionals Design Competition: students Callie Welsh (Savannah College of Art and Design) and Helen Hoang (University of Cincinnati).

Off The Wall Graffiti: How One Non-Profit is Turning Graffiti into Promise

09/21/21 Carolyn Neuhausen

In the spring of 2021 McLaughlin and a skeleton crew were invited back to Metropolitan’s campus to start work on painting the mural using Dunn-Edwards paints.

Dunn-Edwards Portraits: Former Architecture Student Carves Her Own Artistic Path

08/31/21 Carolyn Neuhausen

The founder of the multidisciplinary Betty Larkin design studio says if only she knew then what she knows now, she’d have approached things differently.

Beyond The Red White and Blue: A Look At Color and The Olympic Games

07/14/21 specs+spaces staff

We’re taking a look back at past Olympic games - from their logos, to their athletic wear, and the ceremonies themselves - to explore some of the best and most unexpected Olympic color palettes.

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

04/05/21 Carolyn Neuhausen

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.

Rainbows in Design: Lois O'Hara

12/22/20 Grace Lennon

During the past year, and especially in the time of COVID-19, rainbows provide much-needed escapism, inspiring happiness, joy and hope. As a result, rainbows are increasingly being incorporated into architecture and design across the globe. Lois O’Hara’s vibrant, colorful installations represents this trend to a T, and comprises mural painting, design and art direction.

Oakland Natives Paint Beauty, Hope In Void Left by Coronavirus

12/01/20 specs+spaces staff

In a recent collaboration, Paint the Void partnered with Bay Together, a Gensler Architecture volunteer group, as as as affordable housing developer Resources for Community Development (RCD), whose future affordable housing site in Oakland was in need of beautification.

Upcycled Paint Project Blossoms at L.A. Mini Farm

10/31/20 specs+spaces staff

A mini farm full of life blooms with even more color thanks to a new mural collaboration with street artist ELLE.