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Color of the Month: October Haze

10/09/18 specs+spaces staff

October has a way of drawing out our creative spirit and hunger for fun. That’s why we’ve selected October Haze (DE5171), a hue that will inspire you to create, as our Color of the Month.

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Sojourn: A “Spirited Journey” through 2019 color + design

10/01/18 Sara McLean

“Sojourn,” our fifth trend story, focuses on naturalistic, earthy expressions that remind us that we are all makers at heart. Authentically redesigned, this trend is infused with sunny conviviality, well-crafted design, heritage ornamentation and modernity.

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City Stroll Hotel Focus: Shoreline Hotel Waikiki

10/01/18 Grace Lennon

What better way to complement Hawaii’s stunning landscape than with equally beautiful interiors? Waikiki’s new Shoreline Hotel, designed by BHDM, does just that. Located a stone’s throw from Honolulu’s famous beach, the hotel’s neon, bold shades echo the island’s tropical flora and fauna and has been dubbed “the most instagrammable hotel in Hawaii."

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Dunn-Edwards® 2019 Color of the Year: Spice of Life (DET439)

09/30/18 Sara McLean

Dunn-Edwards 2019 Color of the Year, Spice of Life, is inspired by a celebration of what makes life interesting and exciting. It’s warm, inviting, adventurous and life-affirming.

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Bonjour Fête: Pet Shop Turned Pin-worthy Party Store

09/26/18 specs+spaces staff

Color is so important when it comes to brand recognition. That’s exactly why the founder of Bonjour Fête, a store that sells curated party supplies, worked with Dunn-Edwards Paints to find the ideal color to use at the new location, one which truly represents their brand.

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September Color of the Month: Pencil Eraser

09/19/18 specs+spaces staff

​Come September you can feel a subtle shift in the air. September’s ability to make us aware of the changes, both within us and in our environment, is why we selected Pencil Eraser as this September’s color of the month.

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Destination Inspiration: The Colors of Normandy

09/11/18 specs+spaces staff

The places we travel so often inspire our design choices — the textures, the styles and of course, the colors. The French countryside of the Upper Normandy region is filled with quaint villages, medieval architecture and gorgeous flora. Below we’ll show you how you can draw inspiration from Normandy’s color palettes into your next design project.

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Building A Room Around Fall Colors

09/06/18 specs+spaces staff

We’ve created a fall color palette that can be beautifully incorporated into your revamped fall space with ease. In this palette, we’re using the September Color of the Month Pencil Eraser (DE6024) as a jumping off point.

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Country Caper: A “Spirited Journey” through 2019 color+design

08/30/18 Sara McLean

“Country Caper,” our fourth trend story, highlights the Bohemian mood associated with idyllic countryside living in chic, subtle decorator styles. Immersed in casually colorful opulence, we learn to embrace the beauty of imperfection. Creativity and personal expression abound. Crafted and textured, authenticity is rewarded.

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Extreme Odyssey Home Focus: Twisting Courtyard

08/30/18 Grace Lennon

Completed by ARCHSTUDIO, "Twisting Courtyard" is a renovated residence in Paizihutong, Beijing. The property was once a Siheyuan (courtyard house) with a single entry. It has been turned into an attractive, urban public space within Beijing’s inner city.