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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.

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Optimistic Endeavors: Tales of Tomorrow. A Reveal of the Dunn-Edwards 2020 Color + Design Trends

06/03/19 Sara McLean

​Introducing “Optimistic Endeavors: Tales of Tomorrow,” our 2020 color + design trends. This next year takes us on a journey filled with hopeful adventures, highlighting inspiring ideas for color and design.

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Sojourn: A “Spirited Journey” through 2019 color + design

10/01/18 Sara McLean

“Sojourn,” our fifth trend story, focuses on naturalistic, earthy expressions that remind us that we are all makers at heart. Authentically redesigned, this trend is infused with sunny conviviality, well-crafted design, heritage ornamentation and modernity.

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Country Caper: A “Spirited Journey” through 2019 color+design

08/30/18 Sara McLean

“Country Caper,” our fourth trend story, highlights the Bohemian mood associated with idyllic countryside living in chic, subtle decorator styles. Immersed in casually colorful opulence, we learn to embrace the beauty of imperfection. Creativity and personal expression abound. Crafted and textured, authenticity is rewarded.

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Poetic Passage: A “Spirited Journey” Through 2019 color+design

08/01/18 Sara McLean

“Poetic Passage,” our third trends story speaks to the soft and subtle side of life that incorporates nature in a chic, minimalist atmosphere. Shadow and light dance in a marriage of masculine and feminine, luxury and lines. The aesthetic is minimalist, soft and subtle with chic and refined natural basics within tender, cozy atmospheres.

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City Stroll: A Spirited Journey through 2019 color+design

07/06/18 Sara McLean

“City Stroll,” our second story that was unveiled, speaks to our playful side — with bright colors that are modern and artsy, as well as friendly designs with a touch of humor. This joyful expression allows us to make daily life fun and light-hearted.

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Extreme Odyssey: A Spirited Journey through 2019 color+design

06/01/18 Sara McLean

Our first story, called Extreme Odyssey, is inspired by embracing visionary experimentation with influences of exploration to the furthest reaches of sea and sky. Innovations in architecture and design embrace a minimalist or dreamlike and surreal aesthetic.

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Dunn-Edwards® 2018 Color of the Year:
The Green Hour (DET544)

10/02/17 Sara McLean

Dunn-Edwards 2018 Color of the Year, The Green Hour, is a darker shade of gray blue-green, this color embodies the timeless sense of mystery and creative revelry of the era.

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2018 Color and Design Trends

06/01/17 Sara McLean

​As we look forward to trends for next year, we recognize the continuing pursuit of individualism, living an inventive and genuine life and, of course, following our dreams.

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DUNN-EDWARDS® 2017 COLOR OF THE YEAR HONEY GLOW (DE5354)

10/28/16 Sara McLean

​Dunn-Edwards 2017 Color of the Year, Honey Glow, is a warm, golden yellow with orange undertones that will make a bold statement in any space.