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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.

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2020 Modernism Week Guide + Map

02/05/20 Richard Rodriguez

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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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The Roots of The Bob Baker Marionette Theater’s Design Aesthetic

07/24/19 specs+spaces staff

A new multi-part blog series explores color highlights and design stories behind the re-emergence of L.A.’s beloved Bob Baker Marionette Theater.

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Then, Now & Forever Collection® Highlight: The Mission Inn

07/10/19 specs+spaces staff

Three of Dunn-Edwards historically accurate Then, Now, & Forever® paint colors were derived from colors original to the Mission Inn and represent the colors authentic to Mission Revival style architecture.

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The Silk Road: A Journey through Dunn-Edwards 2020 Color + Design Trends

07/08/19 Sara McLean

East meets West. A journey in time when people valued spices more than gold. Exotic ornamentation and riches. A melding of more than one culture. It's about a journey. It's about the past meeting the future. Take charge of your future, be bold, live for today! Create your own destiny and embrace life with passion.