LOS ANGELES (October 18, 2016) – Dunn-Edwards Paints has partnered with HoneyLove, a nonprofit organization that encourages urban beekeeping and educates people about making their garden bee friendly by avoiding pesticides, providing water and shelter, and adding pollinator-friendly plants.
“We just announced our 2017 Color of the Year, and it is called Honey Glow,” explained Sara McLean, color expert at Dunn-Edwards. “So we’re donating 10 percent of proceeds of paint tinted in Honey Glow to HoneyLove.”
She describes Honey Glow as a warm, golden yellow with orange undertones. “This is a great color to make a bold statement in a room. It pairs well with earthy, neutral palettes or colors like chocolate, red, gray, green and orange.”
McLean selected Honey Glow after extensive research on color trends in everything from pop culture and fashion to world events and local street culture. “Honey Glow embodies the trend toward the warming of all colors – from neutrals to non-neutrals,” she explained. “And it’s an everyday reminder that we need to protect honeybees.”
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Last year, beekeepers lost 44 percent of their honeybee colonies, and seven species of honeybees were recently added to the U.S. endangered species list. “If bees are not around to pollinate our food crops, we won’t be able to feed the current population,” explained HoneyLove director Paul Hekimian. “If the bees go, we go – literally.”
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“Most beekeepers paint their hives, either to look great in their garden, or if there are a lot of hives, the different colors help bees find their way home,” Hekimian explained. “Since Dunn-Edwards is one of the most environmentally responsible paint companies, we were eager to team up with them.”
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Learn more about urban beekeeping and how you can protect honeybees in your own yard and your community right here at HoneyLove.org. For more ideas and inspiration with Honey Glow, visit Sara’s blog, specs+spaces, and watch this video about the inspiration behind the color:
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