2015 Paint Forecast
by Catherine Daley
Neutral is OUT and Colour is IN
When it comes to paint colours for 2015, it’s all about self expression. Paint companies have introduced some bold and sassy colours for the coming year, reflecting a heightened confidence level amongst Canadians.
Photos courtesy of Benjamin Moore®, PPG Pittsburgh Paints®, DULUX®, Sico® and Beauti-Tone.
|SICO® Paint highlights a blue theme with shades ranging from aqua to deep slate, along with fruity reds and jewel tones.|
|BENJAMIN MOORE® has taken their cue from the environment, and introduces Guilford Green as their signature colour. It’s a silvery green hue like the underside of leaves blowing in the wind, which complements both modern and traditional styles. Their 2015 colour palette includes green, blue, blush and berry shades.|
“We chose Guilford Green as our 2015 Colour of the Year, because it can be the hero or the highlight in any room, enhancing the architectural identity of a space,” says Ellen O’Neill, creative director at Benjamin Moore. “Guilford Green is the perfect thread to connect nature, spaces and interiors with colour schemes that signify fresh energy and growth.”
A sense of optimism prevails in Benjamin Moore’s balanced palettes, which also include Seahorse, Cinnamon Slate and Radicchio. Using warm, cool, dark and light layers of the same hue injects a fresh, cohesive approach when designing a home. Additional layers of texture are created by using various sheens of paint.
|BEAUTI-TONE’S trending colour is a blue-jeans-inspired shade called Fishing for Compliments. “Next year, beautiful blues will surround us, in fashion and at home, “says Bev Bell, creative director, Beauti-Tone Paint and Home Products Division, Home Hardware Stores Limited.|
|DULUX® unveils a colour palette reminiscent of exotic global destinations with rich, diverse colours. They announced Tropic Night as their 2015 colour of the year, a vibrant blue that evokes images of a sparkling Caribbean Sea.|
PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS®
|PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS® brings it all home with an in-store colour workstation. Available at dealers of PPG Pittsburgh Paints across Canada, integrated digital touch screens allow consumers to virtually choose a paint chip and paint the walls of a room setting of their choice. By scanning the chip into the computer, they can view different colour schemes to best suit their decor. “The new PPG Colour Work Station is designed to provide added ease and inspiration in the colour selection process,” says Dee Schlotter, North American colour marketing manager, PPG Architectural Coatings.|
Consider the following tips from PPG Pittsburgh Paints when dealing with challenging spaces.
- Small rooms can appear larger by using a unified colour. Paint the trim in the same shade as the walls. This technique fades defining lines, while making the room feel more spacious.
- To avoid the tunnel effect of a long hallway, paint the two parallel walls different colours. Select a mid-tone for the one wall and then choose a hue two shades lighter on the same colour strip. This will make the hall appear wider. To add interest, choose a standout colour for the end wall.
- To help distract from clutter and showcase collectibles, consider using a bold tone on the back of shelves or glass-faced cabinets.
- And contrary to popular belief, most designers agree that ceilings don’t have to be painted white. In fact, a white ceiling can be a distraction. Again, opt for a creamier shade to complement the wall colour, or use a dark, matte finish to highlight a beautiful light fixture and add drama to a room.
|PPG Pittsburgh Paints’ THE VOICE OF COLOR® program introduces a collection of four new colour palettes, which includes Blue Paisley – one of the featured colours of the year.|
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