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Scientists Discover a New, Brilliant Blue

03/04/22 Sara McLean

Oregon State University (OSU) chemist Mas Subramanian and his team discovered YInMn blue — named after the elements Yttrium, Indium and Manganese — while experimenting with materials for electronics applications.

Hex Paint Values, RGB, CMYK Colors: What's the difference?

02/17/21 specs+spaces staff

Ever wonder why there are so many ways to categorize colors? What is the difference between CMYK, RGB, and HEX values? Why are there so many color systems? Oh! And what’s the Munsell color system?

Dunn-Edwards Launches 10 New, Higher-Hiding Whites

11/04/19 Sara McLean

Dunn-Edwards recently expanded its collection of whites in the Perfect Palette® color system with a new collection of 10 higher-hiding whites, offering design professionals and consumers even more choices.

Expert Design Tips to Refresh Your Client’s Home Exterior

04/25/18 Sara McLean

Springtime is in full swing, and clients are ready to refresh their homes’ exteriors. Perhaps the fronts of their homes are looking a little faded or they want to add a pop of color for some street-side style. Either way, now is the time to get them ready.

Matching History: An Architectural Color Guide

04/28/17 specs+spaces staff

A quick and easy guide to choosing the best, historically accurate paint colors.

The Haas-Lilienthal House Restoration

01/04/16 Sara McLean

​Setting high on a hilltop in Alamo Square in San Francisco stands a splendid example of Victorian architecture, the Haas-Lilienthal House.

How the Color Yellow Can Create an Optimistic Space

08/06/15 specs+spaces staff

Yellow is universally recognized as the color of happiness, optimism, creativity, enlightenment, and sunshine.

Color Washing Walls Design Guide

08/06/15 specs+spaces staff

Color washing is a popular technique that draws inspiration from these old plaster walls. There are various color washing techniques and they all typically feature more than one color and utilize visible brushstrokes.

Choose the Best Paint Colors for Each Room in the Home

06/26/15 specs+spaces staff

Color trends come and go but a well-designed room can stand the test of time. As a design professional, it is important to pay attention to trends and what's current in the industry but you shouldn't get hung up on selecting a color that is necessarily "in".

The Science of the Color Green

06/26/15 specs+spaces staff

Green is one of the most popular colors in the world and can be used throughout interior design projects to bring a client's vision to life. As an interior design professional it is important that you understand the specific meaning of the color green and how different shades can be used.