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Color of the Month: Steamy Spring (DE5709)

05/04/21 specs+spaces staff

Those lush green blooms are why we chose Steamy Spring (DE5709), a celadon green-blue that leaves the eyes refreshed and the spirit calmed, as our Dunn-Edwards May Color of the Month.

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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

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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.

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Los Angeles Interior Designer Chris Barrett Swears By These White Paint Colors

05/03/21 specs+spaces staff

Designing with white is a classic aesthetic that seems to never go out of style and one that Los Angeles-based designer Chris Barrett has leaned into for years.

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4 Surprising Green Color Palettes For Spring

04/27/21 specs+spaces staff

Look around and you’ll catch the color green everywhere this season — from a fresh sprig of mint to verdant stems bearing flowers — this natural color that’s all around us continues to inspire and delight.

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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.

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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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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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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.