Color + History
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.
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.
When vintage-loving stylist and photographer, Krys Melo, and her husband closed on their 1958 home in Palm Springs, Melo knew she had a lot of work to do to bring the home back to its Mid-century modern glory.
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.
March is an invigorating month in the calendar year, which is why March’s color of the month is Minty Fresh (DE5687).
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.
Calling all aficionados of architecture and design! The annual celebration of Mid-century modern history and homes is right around the corner, and the projects are close to completion. Here’s a handy list of Dunn-Edwards-sponsored projects to add to your modernist list.
While Bob Baker Marionettes soft-launched at its new digs this summer, its formal grand opening, complete with official ribbon cutting and plaque dedication to Dunn-Edwards, will be held on November 29.
Craftsman homes are architectural icons of the American west. Even more so, there’s something about their earthen, moody color palettes, cozy fireplaces and low slung porches, perfect for hosting throngs of trick-or-treaters, that ties Craftsman homes to fall in particular.
There’s a chill in the air that invites layering up, or just choosing to wear more saturated hues, like October’s color of the month Purple Potion (DE5958).