LOS ANGELES, CA --Interior decor paint manufacturer Dunn-Edwards added 300 new colors to its Perfect Palatte color system with the Then, Now & Forever collection offering designers matches to historic colors as well as the current trends.
Of the 300 new colors, 142 are historically accurate colors inspired by architecture of the American West, the company says. Dunn-Edwards and the Architectural Resources Group, an architecture firm focused on historical preservation and renovation, analyzed a range of hues from more than 300 years --from the 1600s to the 1900s -- of Southwestern architectural history.
The new color system also identifies 158 popular, trending colors offering a greater range of grays and browns, as well as blues and oranges.
"We discovered that new trending colors worked well to create a full palette that also blended with the historic colors," said Mark Woodman of Mark Woodman, color forecast expert and past president of the Color Marketing Group. Woodman was consulted by Dunn-Edwards for a final review of the new collection to ensure the company had the correct set of 300 colors.
In business since 1925 Dunn-Edwards has approximately 1,500 employees, more than 115 company stores in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas, and more than 60 authorized dealers throughout the Southwest.
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