Paint Colour Trends for 2016

Paint Colour Trends for 2016

Paint Colour Trends for 2016

Go for Gold in 2016 with SICO Paint
 
LONGUEUIL, Quebec, Sept. 30, 2015 – The year ahead is a golden opportunity to bring deep, lustrous yellow into your home decor. Yellow-gold is the “it” colour for 2016 and a huge decorating trend, delivering a warm, nurturing aura to living spaces, according to leading paint brand SICO® paint.
 
Citing Buckwheat Yellow (6113-54) as the brand’s Colour of the Year, Mathieu Hamel, assistant brand manager for Sico paint, a brand of PPG Architectural Coatings, explained that golden yellow is reminiscent of both sun-kissed wheat fields and the dazzling vintage glamour of the 70s.
 
“It’s reflective of a less complex time in history and of people’s increasing quest to return to cocooning, moving away from the fast-paced urban and social-media world in search of more natural living, simplicity, peace and refuge,” he said, adding that walls, furnishings, accessories and hardware will all have the golden touch in the year ahead.
 
When it comes to stylish colours, however, all that glitters is not only gold. The other colours trending for 2016 are equally nature-based, soothing and nurturing, Hamel emphasized.
 
Think muted brights – hues that are toned down with an infusion of grey, such as earthy greens, warm browns, rustic reds, easy-going blues and soft neutrals. “Each of these colours pairs well with golden yellow, delivering a grounded, livable and spa-inspired decor that is a far cry from last year’s brighter colours,” he explained.
 
With an overall theme of “voyage,” the Sico paints 2016 collection features colours such as: Natural Green (6164-73), Cobalt Shadow (6008-83) indigo, Norwegian Spruce (6158-52) teal, Tomato Peel (6057-53) salmon red, Ancient Lava (6208-73) grey, and Shiatsu (6222-31) sand.
 
Explaining that the “voyage” theme stems from consumers’ increasing desire to journey away from the noise and pretense of today’s modern world, Hamel said “people are longing to kick back and be themselves, and are making colour choices that reflect that desire.”
 
Translated into home decor, that desire “to chill” means that living spaces in the year ahead will be more relaxed, low key and authentic, he said. “Furnishings in a room don’t have to be arranged perfectly, and in fact, it’s preferred if they aren’t,” Hamel pointed out. “Our homes are our protection and the one place where we can truly be ourselves, and the new colours help us easily achieve that carefree feeling.”
 
To view the Sico paint 2016 palette first-hand, experiment with the colours using the SICO DECO COLOUR LAB® virtual tool program, and get design inspiration from top home decor bloggers on the Sico website.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015