Color + History
The juxtaposition of Japanese Zen-minimalism and Scandinavian functionality, Japandi creates a perfect fusion of form and function.
With that in mind, each of the 142 historically- accurate colors in our Then, Now & Forever® collection were inspired by historic architecture of the American West. One such architectural inspiration was Joseph Mora Moss Cottage in Oakland, California.
Cottagecore, a term first heard on Tumblr in 2018 and frequently this past year, has captured the attention of many seeking an uncomplicated way of life.
One such historic resource used to craft our historically-accurate line of colors for the Mid-century Modern era was Joseph Eichler’s Phillips House. The Phillips House is an example of architecture in the Mid-century Modern movement.
We are pleased to showcase a recent design projects by Claire Thomas — design maven, curator of color and all-around creative. When viewing her latest creation, located in Venice, Calif., we noted how the lush and fun color palette brought this magical inspiration to life.
At Dunn-Edwards Paints we’ve written a lot about Art Deco historic resources like museums and theaters, investigated colors closely associated with the Beaux Arts style like those found in the Stanford Green Library, and we’ve also shared about colors associated with Mid-century Modern architecture. This time we’re diving into the Victorian Era and exploring the color influences of one such gem of this architectural era, the Italianate Victorian Manor known as the John Muir house.
The historically-accurate colors of the collection were inspired by the architecture of the American West and carefully matched to actual samples from historic buildings and sites like Stanford University’s Green Library.
This year, due to COVID-19, the 56th annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design is taking place via a virtual tour. Dunn-Edwards is taking you inside the home for a unique look at how 2020’s showcase designers have transformed the estate.
This week in our final episode of “Behind The Pasadena Showcase Home” series, Dunn-Edwards own color expert and stylist, Sara McLean, dishes on the 2020 Pasadena Showcase House of Design.
This week, interior designer Ammie Kim reveals the backstory about the epic mural in her dining room design for the 2020 Showcase House of Design.