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2020 Color + Design Trend Updates in the Time of COVID-19: Fresh & Free

07/09/20 Sara McLean

Goodness and optimism, cherishing emotional connections with loved ones, pleasure in the present and unexpected, and a need for humor and blissful moments.

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2020 Color + Design Trend Updates in the Time of COVID-19: Co-Habitants

06/09/20 Sara McLean

Tribe mentality gives way to global inclusion. We transcend boundaries and find ourselves grounded by rich hues that demand authenticity and a focus on the planet.

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June Color of the Month: Summer Sun (DE5405)

06/02/20 specs+spaces staff

The exuberance we feel in getting outdoors and rediscovering a larger world is reflected in our June Color of the Month, Summer Sun (DE5405).

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2020 Color + Design Trend Updates in the Time of COVID-19: Playtime

05/05/20 Sara McLean

Launched in June 2020, our color + design trends report, Optimistic Endeavors: Tales of Tomorrow, highlighted five stories of optimism for a new decade through color and design. We uncovered several key consumer viewpoints that are helping us evolve, as well as validate, many of the trends launched last year.

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May Color of the Month: Purple Springs (DE5955)

05/05/20 specs+spaces staff

We’re crushing on Perfect Palette’s® heavenly Purple Springs (DE5955) for May’s color of the month. The special color of purple conjures images of the vast lavender fields in Provence, France and reminds us that we will travel and explore once again.

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April Color of The Month: Hint of Spring (DE5512)

04/01/20 specs+spaces staff

A variety of colors come to life during spring, while some of them might be bold purples and dark pinks, nothing speaks to the freshness of the spring season like pastels. Their soft watercolor-like hues contrast against vibrant green leaves and complement gentle spring sunshine, which is why we’ve named Hint of Spring (DE5512) April’s Color of the Month.

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February Color of the Month: Rose Fusion

02/10/20 specs+spaces staff

No hues are better than bright, poppy colors encourage us to live in the present and enjoy every moment making Rose Fusion a perfect fit for this month devoted to love and beyond.

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Four Design Trends to Borrow for 2020

01/27/20 specs+spaces staff

What better time to freshen a home’s look than at the beginning of a new year and a new decade to boot? We published our 2020 color and design trend report last year, and now it’s time to see if those colors and trends suit you.

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Artik Transforms Gardner Health Network into a Colorful San Jose Landmark

01/07/20 Sara McLean

Gardner Health Services wanted to transform its downtown San Jose headquarters into a neighborhood landmark, a community beacon and a source of pride. To solve this problem, Gardner hired Artik to re-envision the building’s exterior to more closely reflect the company’s cultural diversity, as well as the neighboring communities.

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Winter Color Crush: 3 Unexpected Palettes To Cozy Up To

12/06/19 specs+spaces staff

The season invites us to slow down and reflect, begging us to nest at home, cozy up to a fire, journal and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa. This reflective time offers the opportunity to assess design priorities in your home.