New Look for Walls: Livable Colours from CIL

New Look for Walls: Livable Colours

New Look for Walls: Livable Colours from CIL

Relaxed, soft hues take spotlight in new CIL paint colour centre 
 
TORONTO, September 8, 2016 – Colour trends may come and go, but there’s one fashion that never goes out of style: livable colours. That’s the thinking behind a brand-new offering of paint colours by CIL paint, featured in a refreshed colour centre that is being rolled out across the country.
 
The collection of 1,165 colours is being introduced at THE HOME DEPOT store locations nationally in response to consumer demand for a simpler way to select paint colours that are easy to live with, according to Alison Goldman, brand manager for CIL paint, a brand of PPG.
 
“Our paint palette has been reinvented with new, updated colours specially curated to be easy on the eyes and include the most sought-after shades in each colour family,” Goldman said, explaining that feedback from the brand’s retailers reveals that while most Canadians agree vibrant hues jazz up a decor, they are hesitant to use them on their walls.
 
Included in the palette are popular “warm neutrals and pastels that are expected to be fashionable in home decor for years to come,” Goldman emphasized, explaining that the cozy combination of colours was inspired by consumers’ continued desire to escape from the fast pace of today’s technology-driven world.
 
Think creamy whites, muted tans and soft pinks, corals and greens. With names such as Cappuccino White (45YY 74/073 WN29), Mushroom Cap (20YY 55/151 WN19), Barely Blush (98RR 80/078 R44), Coral Flower (21YR 57/250 R61) and Pale Pistachio (10GY 74/087 G48), “the colours are intended to bring a Zen-like and peaceful feel into rooms,” she explained.
 
“As legendary fashion designer Tom Ford said, ‘time and silence are the most luxurious things today,’” Goldman said. “In an age of constant interruption and chatter, the trendy CIL paint colours offer a comfortable backdrop that help defer distractions and create a calm lightness in the home to encourage a relaxed mind.” 
 
The colour centre includes a unique “flip-the-chip” feature, where colour chips show sample room settings and complementing colours on the flipside to make it simpler to choose a complete colour scheme for a room, from walls and trim to the ceiling. The centre also features inspirational magazine-style brochures that showcase decor ideas and a range of tricks-of-the-trade materials on how to paint, decorate and accessorize.
 
“The idea behind the new centre is to inspire people’s creativity and make choosing the right colours easier and faster,” Goldman said, adding that consumers can test the selected colours in uploaded photos of their rooms or sample room settings at www.cil.ca
 
Consumers can also get additional decorating help through the unique CIL paint Ask An Expert service, she said. Accessed free-of-charge at www.cil.ca/ask-an-expert, the service is designed to take the stress out of painting and provide consumers with personalized answers – delivered in one to two business days – to individual design dilemmas.
 

Colour Tips from CIL Paint

With the launch of the CIL paint brand’s new colour centre, Alison Goldman, brand manager for CIL paint, offers these tips to create a fashionable, easy-to-live-with decor in your home.
 
Go with the flow. Carry the same family of colours from one room to the next through paint, fabrics, furniture or accessories to create a cohesive connection in your decor. Choose a colour from one room and restate it in a different way in an adjoining space. For example, if your living room walls are painted soft green, use the same green for seat fabric or window coverings in the dining room.
 
Replicate colour. To select colours, pull shades from your favourite piece of art, fabric or accessory and replicate those hues on your walls. Use a main colour for two-thirds of the room, and two to three complementing colours in the rest of the space.
 
Mix and match. Use varying shades of a colour to create layers of interest. When used together, closely-related soft shades such as vanilla, cream and pale yellow subtly add life and elegance to a room without overpowering it. Save bolder tones for areas where you want to create high contrast for added drama. 
 
Black is back. Black accents in neutral decor create a dynamic look while maintaining a relaxed feel. Consider painting picture frames, a fireplace mantel, accent pieces of furniture or the back panel of a bookcase, in black. Painting one wall black and the others in a light, neutral tone is another way to deliver a striking, yet tranquil look.
 
Punch out colour. If you like bold colours but don’t want to overpower your space, incorporate them in less visible, surprising spaces. Add a pop of colour on your kitchen stools, for example, by painting the legs with a bolder tone than the seat, or paint the inside of your kitchen cabinets a darker hue than your walls and use glass doors to let the colour shine through. Other good spots for punches of colour are the inside of closets, dresser drawers and lower kitchen cabinets.
 
Look upward. The ceiling is one of the largest surfaces in a room, yet most of us don’t even think about it. While white is the go-to choice for ceilings, alternative options can enliven a space. Choose a cream shade or a more colourful hue – such as blush pink, sky blue or a lighter shade of the wall colour – to add character and warmth to a room. 

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Thursday, September 29, 2016