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This Backyard Design Trend Is Booming During COVID

01/21/21 specs+spaces staff

One particular home renovation trend that has risen to prominence during the pandemic — Accessory Dwelling Units or ADUs. An ADU is a small, stand-alone residential unit on the same lot as single-family home, typically in the backyard.

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Dunn-Edwards Unveils the 2021 Color of the Year: Wild Blue Yonder (DE5855)

01/13/21 Sara McLean

Dunn-Edwards 2021 Color of the Year, Wild Blue Yonder — a light, airy and soothing pale blue — encourages us to slow down, take a deep breath, and approach 2021 with new hope and confidence.

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Moonwake: Dunn-Edwards 2021 Color + Design Trends

01/12/21 Sara McLean

As you face a new design project, how do you face your fears and unmask that creative spark? Moonwake speaks to the mysteries of the creative process, letting go of fear and nourishing new ideas.

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January Color of the Month: Chill In The Air (DE5911)

01/05/21 specs+spaces staff

Out with the old and in with the New Year. And OH MAN did we ever need a new year! New hopes. New dreams. New possibilities. They all come alive in the brisk breezes of Chill in the Air (DE5911) — a milky, smoky periwinkle paled by sprinkles of snow on a dusky eve.

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Rainbows in Design: Lois O'Hara

12/22/20 Grace Lennon

During the past year, and especially in the time of COVID-19, rainbows provide much-needed escapism, inspiring happiness, joy and hope. As a result, rainbows are increasingly being incorporated into architecture and design across the globe. Lois O’Hara’s vibrant, colorful installations represents this trend to a T, and comprises mural painting, design and art direction.

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Solibre: Dunn-Edwards 2021 Color + Design Trends

12/01/20 Sara McLean

Solibre is a story of overcoming our fears and transferring these negative emotions into a new freedom of ideas for sustainable practices, self-optimization and adaptive design. A push forward to innovate on the edge of uncertain times, ideas are free to flow, liberated from fear.

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Querencia: Dunn-Edwards 2021 Color + Design Trends

11/11/20 Sara McLean

Querencia: a place from which one’s strength is drawn, where one feels at home; the place where you are your most authentic self.

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Winter Escape: Daring Color Palettes Inspired by These 3 Travel Hotspots

11/10/20 specs+spaces staff

Living in the American West affords variety in climate, geography, and culture. At no time is this variety more pronounced than during the winter months and Santa Fe, Aspen and Vail provide the best in world-class cuisine, architecture and the arts.

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An Exhibition of Color: Unveiling Dunn-Edwards 2021 Color + Design Trends

10/20/20 Sara McLean

Introducing “Color + Design 2021: An Exhibition of Color.” This year marks a period of reflection and renewal and, as we move through this new decade, we are facing the repercussions of a global pandemic and chaos. Yet, great challenges are often followed by a period of reflection and radical transformation. What have we learned? What will we change? Can we heal?

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3 Dining Room Design Trends In Time For Fall

09/22/20 specs+spaces staff

In looking at what’s relevant this fall, Dunn-Edwards color expert and stylist Sara McLean identified that residential design is booming and that it's being approached in two ways — creating peaceful, soothing environments and schemes that enhance positivity and energy, or with design that incorporates dynamic color pops. Here are the trends we’re seeing in dining room refreshes right now.