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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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December Color of the Month: Berry Frost (DE5029)

12/01/20 specs+spaces staff

We’ve named Berry Frost (DE5029) our Color of the Month for December, highlighting a color that exemplifies Dunn-Edwards’ 2020 color + design trend story Fresh & Free, which emphasizes the search for balance and tranquility amid the chaos of life.

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Oakland Natives Paint Beauty, Hope In Void Left by Coronavirus

12/01/20 specs+spaces staff

In a recent collaboration, Paint the Void partnered with Bay Together, a Gensler Architecture volunteer group, as as as affordable housing developer Resources for Community Development (RCD), whose future affordable housing site in Oakland was in need of beautification.

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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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September Color of the Month: Red Maple Leaf (DET443)

09/10/20 specs+spaces staff

While rich burgundy shades from maroon to oxblood are no strangers to design during this time of year, the style mavens of Who, What, Wear confirm that a major color trend this fall is rich red shades like Dunn-Edwards September Color of the Month Red Maple Leaf (DET443).

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Designer Insight into Fall 2020 Color + Design Trends During COVID

09/08/20 Sara McLean

The turning of season’s usually signals a transition to fresh ideas in color and design, highlighting the newest ideas in the market. And, even though coronavirus has dominated our lives this year, color and design trends are still creating a buzz in a number of areas.

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Rainbows in Design: Zhongshuge Bookstore

09/08/20 Grace Lennon

Incorporating our love of rainbows into architecture and interior design is fairly new. Over the past year, and especially in the current time of COVID-19, rainbows provide much needed escapism, inspiring happiness, joy, and hope