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Change is Inevitable: Revealing Dunn-Edwards 2022 Color + Design Trends

06/08/21 Sara McLean

Each year, Dunn-Edwards explores five emerging palettes and design styles that reflect the outcome of our changing reality. Pulling inspiration from fashion, technology, art, and popular movements, we identify the key themes that are driving aesthetics forward. This is our time capsule for 2022.

Japandi Style Defined

06/07/21 Sara McLean

The juxtaposition of Japanese Zen-minimalism and Scandinavian functionality, Japandi creates a perfect fusion of form and function.

An Eye on the Future: Dunn-Edwards Launches Student Design Competition

06/07/21 specs+spaces staff

Attention student designers! Dunn-Edwards Paints is proud to announce its inaugural design competition — the 2021 Emerging Professionals Design Competition — which challenges students to create a compelling design for a residential or commercial client.

Color of the Month: Yellow Summer (DEA118)

06/02/21 specs+spaces staff

Yellow Summer (DEA118) is June’s Color of the Month! We’re embracing this aptly named, saturated tangerine-yellow to honor June which holds the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. Yellow Summer is a celebration of the season’s light and warmth.

We’re Loving These 3 Color Schemes Inspired by Greece

05/18/21 specs+spaces staff

With thousands of years of life, culture, and architecture, the travel bug has us looking to these three Grecian-inspired color schemes, inspiring us to dream of the Mediterranean nation’s aqua waters, stone ruins, and hillside villages with awe.

Color of the Month: Steamy Spring (DE5709)

05/04/21 specs+spaces staff

Those lush green blooms are why we chose Steamy Spring (DE5709), a celadon green-blue that leaves the eyes refreshed and the spirit calmed, as our Dunn-Edwards May Color of the Month.

March Color of the Month: Sprig of Mint (DE5675)

03/10/21 specs+spaces staff

In the West, March ushers in rain and brings soil back to life again, allowing the landscape to glow with a verdant hue. All of which makes Sprig of Mint (DE5675), a jovial light green paint color, the ideal color focus on this month.

What’s The Difference Between Hex Values, RGB, CMYK, and Paint?

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?

Hanabi: Dunn-Edwards 2021 Color + Design Trends

02/03/21 Sara McLean

Hanabi explores the codes of inclusive, optimistic and laid-back design re-creating links between the generations. Borrowing energy and inventiveness from our childhood, then turning this vivacity and creativity into a collaborative and festive playground. Finding better solutions for the challenges that lie ahead.

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.