The Uncommon Place x Dunn-Edwards 2019 Trends Collection

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I am absolutely thrilled to announce my partnership with Dunn-Edwards Paints!

We have partnered together to launch a limited edition collection of pins highlighting Dunn-Edwards’ Trend Colors for 2019. Inspired by modernism + bold statement colors, this enamel pin collection pays homage to the iconic mid-century houses of Palm Springs, CA.

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Dunn-Edwards color expert and stylist, Sara McLean, chose the colors through finding inspiration in technology, pop culture, fashion, food and music. These colors are influenced by our culture and tell a story about what’s happening in our lives and the world around us. The “Spirited Journeys” Collection is made up of five different color stories:

The Sojourn palette draws from multi-cultural, earthy expressions that remind us – we are all makers at heart. Craft your space with this blend of hues that ground the soul and encourage self-expression.

The Country Caper palette romances us with bold florals and classic luxury. Journey through a vibrant European countryside and learn to embrace the beauty of natural imperfection.

The Poetic Passage palette offers a dance between light and shadow, masculine and feminine, luxury and lines. Incorporate these delicate neutrals and dusty pastels to evoke a subtle opulence, soothe and reassure.

The City Stroll palette teases us with vibrant pops of color that beg us to play a little every day. Enliven your urban space with a blend of juicy candy colors and larger-than- life accents.

The Extreme Odyssey palette dares us to explore the edges of deep sea and outer space. Reach beyond your comfort zone and discover how a postmodern blend of aquatic, icy, pearlescent, and techno tones can help you redefine impossible.

Door Color: Spice of Life (DET439)

Door Color: Spice of Life (DET439)

Door Color: Summer Sun (DE5405)

Door Color: Summer Sun (DE5405)

Door Color: Port Hope (DE5731)

Door Color: Port Hope (DE5731)


I worked with the Dunn-Edwards team to help bring their color stories to life in a unique, uncommon way. Because we both share a strong love for mid-century design, it was only fitting that we created a collection inspired by the bold + beautiful houses found in Palm Springs. Dunn-Edwards even sponsors Modernism Week and the Palm Springs Door Tour that takes place during that week! You could say that this idea was meant to be. After looking through the color swatches, I decided to create 3 enamel pins that showcased 8 of the 2019 Color Trends:

Spice of Life (#DEColorOfTheYear) / DET439 / Sojourn*

Cherry Chip / DE5136 / Poetic Passage

Apricot Appeal / DE5234 / Poetic Passage

Bright Mango / DE5195 / City Stroll

Summer Sun / DE5405 / Sojourn*

Get Up and Go / DE5636 / City Stroll

Pale Cactus / DE5673 / Country Caper

Port Hope / DE5731 / City Stroll*

*Featured door colors

The three main trend colors that I chose to feature are:

Spice of Life: Dunn-Edwards’ 2019 Color of the Year. A warm, spicy brown that reminded me of the neutral tones found in nature, especially in the desert area surrounding Palm Springs.

Summer Sun: A bright, warm yellow that is reminiscent of a hot desert sun during the summertime.

Port Hope: A vivid blue that you find in a swimming pool, on an old car, or in a desert oasis.

I wanted each home to have its own personality, so I created 3 different house frames that would all be different on their own but also cohesive when shown together. Each home has something special about it, like a mid-century light fixture, a quirky garage door, or some classic Palm Springs breeze blocks.

Each enamel pin is roughly 1” wide, has 2 rubber backings for extra comfort and security, and comes with its own hand-numbered backing card. Because the collection is limited edition, it will only be available for purchase through September 30, 2019 or while supplies last.

This project was a huge secret for quite a few months—it was extremely difficult to not tell anyone! Working with Dunn-Edwards is an absolute dream and I’m so grateful that they wanted to give me this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We all put so much love into this collection and I hope that you love it as much as we do!


// To shop the entire 2019 Trends Collection, you can visit my store.

// For more information on Dunn-Edwards Paints 2019 Trends, click here! Be sure to give them a follow on Instagram, too.