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Design Drama: How Vintage Color Helped 'Melo'-drama Restore Her Mid-century Home

03/17/20 specs+spaces staff

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.

Then, Now & Forever® Collection Highlight: The Schindler Grokowsky House

03/10/20 specs+spaces staff

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 Color Of The Month: Minty Fresh (DE5687)

03/03/20 specs+spaces staff

March is an invigorating month in the calendar year, which is why March’s color of the month is Minty Fresh (DE5687).

Then, Now & Forever Collection® Highlight: San Francisco’s Maritime Museum

02/12/20 specs+spaces staff

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.

2020 Modernism Week Guide + Map

02/05/20

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.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater’s Grand Opening

11/20/19 specs+spaces staff

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.

Falling in Love with Craftsman Homes

11/13/19 specs+spaces staff

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.

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).

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.

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.