Skip to Main Content
Select shopping experience to find products and pricing
specs+spaces

Color + Architecture

Is White Paint A Tool To Help Fight Climate Change?

09/15/21 specs+spaces staff

White paint has the ability to reflect the sun’s heat rather than absorb it as darker colors do, therefore keeping all things that are painted white, naturally cooler

September Color of the Month: Early Harvest (DE5542)

09/08/21 specs+spaces staff

This month we celebrate Early Harvest (DE5542) as our September color of the month.The slow fade into shortening days is a constant we can bank on and Early Harvest (DE5542), a midtone olive green, reflects the aging of the vines, the last of the ready vegetables that are ripe for the picking before the frost ushers in another winter.

Color Blocking: 9 Clever Ideas to Incorporate Into Your Interior Design Plans

08/31/21 Sara McLean

Color blocking can transform your interior space into a stunning work of art. This painting technique has evolved over time and is now ruling Instagram feeds.

Vibrancy Lab Studio: A Candy-Colored, Picture-Perfect Photo Studio

08/31/21 Sara McLean

Nagel’s recent project for clients Chris Hernandez of CNH Photography and Geo Leon — co-owners of the photo studio Vibrancy Lab — was to design a downtown Los Angeles photo studio, and she treated them to magnificent eye candy.

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.

Rewind Design: Tips and Color Schemes For ‘70s and ‘80s Inspired Design

08/24/21 specs+spaces staff

From Better Homes and Gardens to The Spruce, design industry insiders have highlighted 1970s and 1980s aesthetics as design trends for a while now.

4 Color Palettes To Embrace the Cottagecore Design Trend

08/18/21 Carolyn Neuhausen

Cottagecore is a movement that looks to the nostalgic whimsy of “simpler times." The trend aims to connect with nature and embrace time-honored handiwork like gardening, baking, foraging and pottery making.

Then, Now, and Forever® Collection Highlight: Bidwell Mansion

08/12/21 specs+spaces staff

Bidwell sought a place in Victorian society and built a mansion for himself and his wife Anne. The home is a stellar example of Italianate Victorian architecture.

Dazey Desert House: A Mid-century Modern Colorful Paradise

08/04/21 Sara McLean

​Set within the desert oasis of Palm Springs, Calif. is Dazey Desert House, a William Krisel-designed, Mid-century Modern home that is a vivacious example of bold desert design.