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October Color of the Month: Purple Potion (DE5958)

10/09/19 specs+spaces staff

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).

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Then, Now & Forever® Collection Highlight: New Mission Theater

10/09/19 specs+spaces staff

To curate our Art Deco-era colors, one architectural icon of the American West we looked to was San Francisco’s New Mission Theater.

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Then, Now & Forever Collection Highlight: Architect Cliff May

08/21/19 specs+spaces staff

Color can have the power to transport you to a different time. One such architectural inspiration was architect Cliff May.

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The Roots of The Bob Baker Marionette Theater’s Design Aesthetic

07/24/19 specs+spaces staff

A new multi-part blog series explores color highlights and design stories behind the re-emergence of L.A.’s beloved Bob Baker Marionette Theater.

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Then, Now & Forever Collection® Highlight: The Mission Inn

07/10/19 specs+spaces staff

Three of Dunn-Edwards historically accurate Then, Now, & Forever® paint colors were derived from colors original to the Mission Inn and represent the colors authentic to Mission Revival style architecture.

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The Silk Road: A Journey through Dunn-Edwards 2020 Color + Design Trends

07/08/19 Sara McLean

East meets West. A journey in time when people valued spices more than gold. Exotic ornamentation and riches. A melding of more than one culture. It's about a journey. It's about the past meeting the future. Take charge of your future, be bold, live for today! Create your own destiny and embrace life with passion.

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Preserving History and Color with Beloved LA Icon Bob Baker Marionette Theater

07/03/19 specs+spaces staff

A new multi-part blog series explores color highlights and design stories behind the re-emergence of LA’s beloved Bob Baker Marionette Theater.

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1970s Dream: “Sackley Shagadelic” by Thomboy Properties

06/03/19 Sara McLean

Making its debut during Modernism Week, this 1979 Stan Sackley-designed home has been completely renovated and redesigned by Thomboy Properties. And, as longtime supporters and partners of Thomboy Properties, Dunn-Edwards donated the paint to the project, highlighting a 1970s color palette to complement the home’s design and architecture.

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The Painted Ladies of San Francisco

05/28/19 Grace Lennon

The famous “Painted Ladies of San Francisco", otherwise known as “Postcard Row" or the “Seven Sisters", are a row of colorful Victorian houses located at 710–720 Steiner Street,...

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Las Vegas Stripped: Celebrating 5 Years of Las Vegas Home + History

05/10/19 specs+spaces staff

​Dunn-Edwards was proud to be a part of this year’s Las Vegas Home + History. This year marked the 5th year of the event put on by the Nevada Preservation Foundation, whose goal is to “is to preserve and revitalize historic buildings, communities and places in Las Vegas and around the great state of Nevada.”