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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.

Making It Crafter and Interior Designer Builds a Space of Her Own

06/10/21 specs+spaces staff

The crafty co-owner of j+j Design Group recently completed building out a rainbow-inspired personal studio in her house dedicated to her Etsy shop, Ohsojodesigns.

Change is Inevitable: Revealing Dunn-Edwards 2022 Color + Design Trends

06/08/21 Sara McLean

Each year, Dunn-Edwards explores five emerging palettes and design styles that reflect the outcome of our changing reality. Pulling inspiration from fashion, technology, art, and popular movements, we identify the key themes that are driving aesthetics forward. This is our time capsule for 2022.

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.

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.

What’s The Difference Between Hex Values, RGB, CMYK, and Paint?

02/17/21 specs+spaces staff

Ever wonder why there are so many ways to categorize colors? What is the difference between CMYK, RGB, and HEX values? Why are there so many color systems? Oh! And what’s the Munsell color system?

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.

Artist Eric Vozzola’s Mural Opens Portals to New Worlds At Meow Wolf: Las Vegas

09/30/20 specs+spaces staff

The world is in a very different place since the last time we spoke with Vozzola, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the artist’s fervor in creating work with vibrant colors like his new project for immersive and interactive art collective Meow Wolf, this time using Dunn-Edwards ACRI-HUES®, our ultra-low VOC, durable exterior paints, for a massive-scale mural on the side of Meow Wolf’s immersive Las Vegas experience, creatively named Area 15.