Skip to Main Content
Specs logo

Trend Reports

Small cc country rode 360x360

Country Caper: A “Spirited Journey” through 2019 color+design

08/30/18 Sara McLean

“Country Caper,” our fourth trend story, highlights the Bohemian mood associated with idyllic countryside living in chic, subtle decorator styles. Immersed in casually colorful opulence, we learn to embrace the beauty of imperfection. Creativity and personal expression abound. Crafted and textured, authenticity is rewarded.

Small de specspaces 2019 800x450 poeticpassages

Poetic Passage: A “Spirited Journey” Through 2019 color+design

08/01/18 Sara McLean

“Poetic Passage,” our third trends story speaks to the soft and subtle side of life that incorporates nature in a chic, minimalist atmosphere. Shadow and light dance in a marriage of masculine and feminine, luxury and lines. The aesthetic is minimalist, soft and subtle with chic and refined natural basics within tender, cozy atmospheres.

Small city stroll 360x360

City Stroll: A Spirited Journey through 2019 color+design

07/06/18 Sara McLean

“City Stroll,” our second story that was unveiled, speaks to our playful side — with bright colors that are modern and artsy, as well as friendly designs with a touch of humor. This joyful expression allows us to make daily life fun and light-hearted.

Small extreme odyssey 360x360

Extreme Odyssey: A Spirited Journey through 2019 color+design

06/01/18 Sara McLean

Our first story, called Extreme Odyssey, is inspired by embracing visionary experimentation with influences of exploration to the furthest reaches of sea and sky. Innovations in architecture and design embrace a minimalist or dreamlike and surreal aesthetic.

Small dunn edwards 08312017 121

Dunn-Edwards® 2018 Color of the Year:
The Green Hour (DET544)

10/02/17 Sara McLean

Dunn-Edwards 2018 Color of the Year, The Green Hour, is a darker shade of gray blue-green, this color embodies the timeless sense of mystery and creative revelry of the era.

Small de banner black opt2

2018 Color and Design Trends

06/01/17 Sara McLean

​As we look forward to trends for next year, we recognize the continuing pursuit of individualism, living an inventive and genuine life and, of course, following our dreams.

Small video honeyglow 1920x1080 01 580x300

DUNN-EDWARDS® 2017 COLOR OF THE YEAR HONEY GLOW (DE5354)

10/28/16 Sara McLean

​Dunn-Edwards 2017 Color of the Year, Honey Glow, is a warm, golden yellow with orange undertones that will make a bold statement in any space.

Small 2017 color trends title pg 360x360 2

2017 Color + Design Trends

06/04/16 Sara McLean

A desire to start over and reach for the stars has inspired our 2017 color + design trends report Beyond Wild Imaginations.

Small 2016 home 1080x360

2016 Color+Design

05/27/15 Sara McLean

We are excited to unveil our 2016 Home Color and Design Report! Home is where the heart is — and nothing is truer than that for 2016. Whether you're looking for the romance of opulence...