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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.