LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Warm adobe walls and rich Victorian facades were among the inspiration for the historically accurate paint colors in the new Dunn-Edwards Then, Now and Forever paint palette collection. The paint manufacturer teamed up with Architectural Resources Group, a historic preservation architecture firm, to study 300 years of American West architecture and 700 colors before selecting the 142 definitive Southwestern hues.
- See an interactive board showcasing all 142 historically accurate colors here.
- Click to Tweet: Dunn-Edwards revives old American Southwest with launch of 142 historically accurate colors, see here - http://ctt.ec/6Nm40+
Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150204/173447
Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150204/173448LOGO
"Designers and architects suggested that Dunn-Edwards take the lead in establishing a historic color collection for the Southwest, since we've been an influence for 85 years," said Sara McLean, color marketing manager at Dunn-Edwards Paints. "We were happy to answer that call and set off on the assignment quite meticulously."
A dedicated team of color experts studied photographs of hundreds of buildings from the 1600s to the 1960s. From Mission and Victorian to Mid-Century, the team examined architectural styles that spanned several eras and sported distinct hues. A careful analysis of paint on these historical buildings provided color schemes representative of the American Western culture. The end product established the color scheme of the Southwest.
All 142 historical colors will be integrated seamlessly into the new Perfect Palette display, color library, color album, fandeck and designer travel kit for easy selection on-the-go. To support the launch of the new collection, Dunn-Edwards will introduce a new array of digital tools, including InstaColor, a new mobile app, and ColorView, a color rendering tool that allows you to upload a picture of a room and paint it virtually. Professionals can download color swatches into an expanded range of programs, including Adobe Illustrator, REVIT and Sketch-Up. And, for the first time ever, with Color-Ark Home, consumers will have the opportunity to store their color purchases in an online database for future reference.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Color photos and/or samples are available of the Then, Now & Forever tools.
About Dunn-Edwards Corporation
Dunn-Edwards has produced and sold premium paint products for more than 85 years and is the #1 Choice of Painting Professionals based on an independent study where licensed painting contractors in Los Angeles, San Diego and Phoenix overwhelmingly selected Dunn-Edwards as the paint they would use on their own homes. With more than 115 company stores in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas, and more than 60 authorized dealers throughout the Southwest, Dunn-Edwards is one of the nation's largest independent manufacturers and distributors of architectural paints and paint supplies. Dunn-Edwards international presence includes authorized dealers in China, Guam, Korea, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Philippines and Singapore. The company is dedicated to a greener by design® philosophy and produces its coatings in the world's first and only LEED® Gold-certified manufacturing plant. Based in Southern California, the company is composed of approximately 1,500 employees. For more information, please visit www.dunnedwards.com, www.pinterest.com/dunnedwards and www.facebook.com/dunnedwards.
(310) 752-4400 ext. 124