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PPG PAINTS brand unveils palette designed to deliver safe haven through colour
 
TORONTO, Oct 5, 2015 – There’s safety in colours. That’s the message of PPG THE VOICE OF COLOUR® program by the PPG PAINTS™ brand in unveiling its top paint picks for 2016 – a collection of 22 rich, nurturing hues intended to help create a refuge in the home.
 
From sturdy darks such as metal grey and burgundy, to earthen mid-tones such as olive brown and indigo blue, to matted taupes and soft grey-whites, the colours for the year ahead emit a sense of serenity and security, whether painted on one wall or all four, said Valerie Jager, channel marketing manager for PPG Architectural Coatings.
 
Likening the 2016 paint palette to “a big, warm hug after a long day,” Jager explained that “these colours are like a silent guard, emanating strength and protection in the midst of uncertain times.”
 
Taking the top spot as the PPG Paints brand Colour of the Year is a soft, muted green called Paradise Found (PPG1135-5). With an earthy edge, it hints at nature while emitting a sturdy, shielding feel, echoing the popular urban militia-inspired look that is showing up on fashion runways, Jager said. Pairing well with muffled plum and armour grey, the new green works particularly well in a family room, living area or bedroom, she added.
 
Other key colours in the PPG Paints brand 2016 trends collection include: browns Olive Wood (PPG1097-7) and Leather Loafers (PPG1101-6), greys Obsidian (PPG1035-7) and Knight’s Armor (PPG1001-6), indigo blues Annapolis Blue (PPG1164-7) and Hacienda Talavera (PPG17-03), taupes Sautéed Mushroom (PPG1085-5) and Antiquity (PPG1093-5), golds Gothic Gold (PPG1208-7) and Deconstruction (PPG1006-6), and burgundies Ruby Lips (PPG1052-7) and Burgundy Wine (PPG13-03).
 
“We will be seeing these warm, saturated colours across the board when it comes to consumer goods, and home decor is no exception,” Jager said, explaining that their popularity is a direct result of the complex state of the world as well as increasing counterculture acceptance.
 
“Amid growing threats to global, national and cyber security, these military-inspired colours are a reflection of what is on people’s collective minds,” she said, adding that the palette visually provides reassurance, hope and an injection of strength. “When it comes to getting away from it all and taking sanctuary, everyone can agree that there’s no place like home.”
 
To find a PPG Paints dealer near you or to sample the 2016 colour trends online, visit www.ppgvoiceofcolour.com.
Monday, October 5, 2015