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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.

Homeowner Turned General Contractor ‘Curates’ Steel and Glass Modern Marvel

07/06/21 specs+spaces staff

For Hayes, it was a journey of discovering the craftsperson within herself, as well as the community of dedicated craftspeople, artists and designers around her who would help her construct the house.

The Lure of the Summer Cottage Style

07/06/21 Sara McLean

Summer beckons us to enjoy and focus on the casual, yet highly personal, cottage design style known for its layered patterns and lots of color inside and out.

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.

Japandi Style Defined

06/07/21 Sara McLean

The juxtaposition of Japanese Zen-minimalism and Scandinavian functionality, Japandi creates a perfect fusion of form and function.

Color of the Month: Yellow Summer (DEA118)

06/02/21 specs+spaces staff

Yellow Summer (DEA118) is June’s Color of the Month! We’re embracing this aptly named, saturated tangerine-yellow to honor June which holds the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. Yellow Summer is a celebration of the season’s light and warmth.

We’re Loving These 3 Color Schemes Inspired by Greece

05/18/21 specs+spaces staff

With thousands of years of life, culture, and architecture, the travel bug has us looking to these three Grecian-inspired color schemes, inspiring us to dream of the Mediterranean nation’s aqua waters, stone ruins, and hillside villages with awe.

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.

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.

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.