The hottest ticket in Los Angeles this summer isn’t to a concert at Staples Center — it’s for the insanely popular Museum of Ice Cream. This isn’t your typical museum. The space, located in the Los Angeles Arts District, offers ten galleries with impressive large-scale art installations all inspired by the popular frozen treat — and that are Instagram-ready. “A lot of the ideas were childhood dreams I had,” noted museum founder Maryellis Bunn in an interview with Forbes.Childhood joys is, in fact, a burgeoning design trend Dunn-Edwards has identified for 2018.
Bunn stated that the idea for the museum came from “all these conversations about how to connect with millennial audiences in an experiential space.” The Museum of Ice Cream debuted in Los Angeles in April 2017 — preceded by an impressive initial New York launch. Though originally set for a short run, the LA’s Museum of Ice Cream has now twice extended its stay due to popularity and continually sold out tickets. Additionally, the museum has plans to expand to more cities in 2018.
Some highlights of the museum are a fully interactive and swimmable pool of sprinkles, a mint grow house, a California-themed room and melted Popsicle jungle. And, of course, the Museum of Ice Cream wouldn’t be complete without some real ice cream. Throughout its run, the museum showcases a “scoop of the week” from different creameries in Los Angeles including Salt & Straw, Coolhaus, and McConnell’s.
Check out photos from the museum which feature the installations in eye-catching hues — from the indelible Millennial pink to mouthwatering mints and radiant reds. To help inspire your own ice cream-colored vision, we’ve matched the museum's color palette to Dunn-Edwards colors. And for even more pink inspiration, be sure to read up on Dunn-Edwards July Color of the Month, Rosy Cloud (DE5182).
Dunn-Edwards Bubblegum (DE5102) and No Need To Blush (DE5100) are perfect hues to replicate the candy-colored pink that is showcased throughout, particularly the pool of sprinkles. With Millennial pink showing up everywhere — from fashion to restaurants to hair — these pinks have a soft but significant presence.
The mint grow room is a nice break from the blanket of pink seen throughout the rest of the museum. Lake Reflection (DET556) is a subtle blue-green color that is a perfect spring or summer color that can easily transition into other seasons because of its cool tones.
For a lively sunny hue, Radiant Sunrise (DE5397) will brighten up any space like these archways and banana installations.
These giant gummy bears are right at home at the Museum of Ice Cream. Dunn-Edwards Teardrops (DE5833) is a lovely baby blue that evokes a similar feeling and can be used in a number of different spaces, from a child’s room to a bathroom.
There is nothing quite as simple and clean as the color white. Against all the thrilling bright colors of the rest of the museum, this white is straightforward and minimal — just like Dunn Edward’s Igloo (DEW379), a soft white with color hints of grey.
More pink! Poodle Skirt (DE5080) is a deeper pink than Bumblegum or No Need To Blush (mentioned above), but it still falls in line with the current Millennial Pink craze. It’s fresh and exudes a fabulous coastal feel.
Burning Tomato (DEA111) is a great rich hue that matches the colorful red found among these scoopable gummy bears.
All photos provided courtesy of Museum of Ice Cream