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CIL Paint Colour Trends: Soothing colours to take spotlight in 2017

Serene violet will be hottest colour of all, according to brand



The CIL® paint brand’s Colour of the Year is a subtle, serene purple called Antique Violet (50BB 46/091 | V37), described as a beautifully sophisticated and muted midtone shade of purple that leans heavily towards blue-grey.

Soft, saturated colours such as Sunnybrook Yellow (40YY 61/299 | Y37) mustard by CIL® paint, pictured on the walls of this room, will be all the rage in home decor in 2017, according to the paint brand.

The soothing, down-to-earth colours of 2017 add depth to open spaces and coziness to smaller rooms. Pictured on the walls of this home office is Stone Harbor Greige (10YY 48/071 | WN24) by CIL® paint, a beachy driftwood neutral that promotes a sense of tranquility.

TORONTO, Sept. 13, 2016 – Here is some news that may bring comfort: soothing colours will be all the rage in home decor in 2017. That is the forecast of leading brand CIL® paint in unveiling the top colour trends for the year ahead, dominated by soft, saturated shades of violet, grey, sand, terra cotta, mustard and grey-green.

“The colours for 2017 are mellow but with more pigment than the pastel-like hues of last year, emitting a warm, rich feel,” said Alison Goldman, brand manager for the CIL paint brand of PPG. “Think clean, minimalist decor,” she said, explaining that “next year’s palette is a reflection of consumers’ craving for purity and simplicity – an antidote to the overwhelming amount of information people receive daily and the ever-growing complexity of life.”

The hottest colour of them all will be subtle, serene violet, Goldman said, announcing Antique Violet (50BB 46/091 | V37) as the brand’s 2017 Colour of the Year. “Next year’s stand-out colour can be described best as a beautifully sophisticated and muted midtone shade of purple that leans heavily towards a blue-grey,” she explained.

Incorporated in all elements of home decor in 2017, from walls to furnishings to accessories, the new purple works particularly well with concentrated down-to-earth colours that promote a sense of tranquility, from brown-bag tones and beachy driftwood neutrals to charcoal and grey-infused blues and greens.

Others topping the CIL paint list of colours trending for the coming year are: Stone Harbor Greige (10YY 48/071 | WN24) sand, Moderne Mauve (90RR 56/048 | R35) tan, Silver Mountain Creek Green (70GG 38/059 | CN20) grey-green, Soft Copper Orange (80YR 48/274 | O24) clay, Soft Cloud Blue (90BG 72/088 | B57) light mauve, Neo Mediterranean Mist (30GG 54/045 | B09) green, and Sunnybrook Yellow (40YY 61/299 | Y37) mustard.

Bolder hues such as teal, deep coral and onyx will be used as accents to balance the soft shades, Goldman explained.

When decorating with the 2017 colours, she recommended using a creamy – rather than pure – white for trim and doors to complement the relaxing vibe of the palette, and completing the decor with trendy and equally warm copper, bronze and terracotta accessories.

“Less is definitely more with this palette – the colours are crisp, grounded and livable with the ability to refresh mental activity regardless of the style of the room,” Goldman said. Adaptable to any setting, from traditional to modern, the shades both add depth to open spaces and coziness to smaller rooms, she added.

For more information about the 2017 paint palette by CIL paint, and to try the colours using virtual tools, visit www.cil.ca.

Available in Canada at THE HOME DEPOT®, WALMART®, RÉNO-DÉPÔT® and RONA® stores and at independent paint dealer locations, CIL® paint has been a trusted brand in businesses, communities, schools and homes across the country for 85 years. With 1,165 colours in its palette, CIL paint has developed a colour mood system that guarantees a perfect match across a wide spectrum of colours.

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