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Coronavirus: The World’s Design Response To The Pandemic

05/12/20 specs+spaces staff

Employees and employers will be returning to brick and mortar workplaces and office buildings. How do we design or redesign these spaces knowing that social-distancing tactics and an increased emphasis on sanitation will be a new way of life for the foreseeable future?

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May Color of the Month: Purple Springs (DE5955)

05/05/20 specs+spaces staff

We’re crushing on Perfect Palette’s® heavenly Purple Springs (DE5955) for May’s color of the month. The special color of purple conjures images of the vast lavender fields in Provence, France and reminds us that we will travel and explore once again.

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Mesa Modern: A Featured Home of 2020 Modernism Week

04/06/20 Sara McLean

At the base of the Mount San Jacinto Mountains, nestled in Palm Springs’ The Mesa neighborhood, is Mesa Modern, an exceptional home highlighted by an extraordinary desert-scape and luxury design.

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The Gillman Residence: A 2020 Modernism Week Showcase Home

04/06/20 Sara McLean

Hidden on a side street in the Palm Springs enclave of Little Tuscany sits The Gillman Residence, an historic home designed by Mid-century modern architect Herbert Burns. Dunn-Edwards, as the exclusive paint sponsor of Modernism Week, supplied the paint and historic color assistance. We're proud to have been a participant in this historical renovation.

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Best Home Office Colors for Calm and Productivity Amidst Coronavirus

03/26/20 specs+spaces staff

Whether you already had a dedicated home office or are setting up a makeshift workspace in your home, we’ll explore how color can be utilized to both increase calm in this time of uncertainty, and also aid productivity.

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Then, Now & Forever® Collection Highlight: The Schindler Grokowsky House

03/10/20 specs+spaces staff

One of these historic resources cataloged was the Grokowsky House located in South Pasadena, California. The Grokowsky House served as important cultural and colorful touchstone, allowing Dunn-Edwards and ARG to gather samples and cross-reference historic yellows, reds, browns and other warm neutrals original to the home and its time period in order to build our truly authentic historic color collection.

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Exterior Paint Color Palette Ideas and Tips for Spring

03/05/20 Sara McLean

The weather is warming, the days are growing longer and the flowers are blooming. Say hello to the first signs of spring! With this new season, many homeowners decide its time to refresh their home’s exterior.

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March Color Of The Month: Minty Fresh (DE5687)

03/03/20 specs+spaces staff

March is an invigorating month in the calendar year, which is why March’s color of the month is Minty Fresh (DE5687).

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3 Ways Design Is Impacting The Restaurant Industry

02/19/20 specs+spaces staff

We’re diving a little deeper into the world of restaurant design to get a sense of how design, and its by-products, can help these hospitality establishments succeed in a crowded field.

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Then, Now & Forever Collection® Highlight: San Francisco’s Maritime Museum

02/12/20 specs+spaces staff

San Francisco’s Maritime Museum, housed in the Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building, is an exceptional example of Streamline Moderne architecture, with its lean curving lines, rounded edges, and nautical theme. As prime example of Art Moderne, the building played a large role in identifying a number historically accurate Then, Now & Forever® paint colors to the Art Moderne era.