Spring is springing colourfully

Rich floral colours are expected to be in full bloom this coming season – not only in the garden, but in all elements of home decor. That’s the forecast of SICO paint in unveiling its top colours for spring and summer 2015.

Think deep pastel tones, such as blue hydrangeas, dusty pink roses, saturated orange and turquoise peonies, sunflowers, clay grey stones and reddish brown vines.

“This season’s paint palette is filled with saturated colours, in both warm and cool tones,” said Mylène Gévry, marketing manager for Sico paint, a brand of PPG Architectural Coatings. “It’s all about bringing colours of the garden inside and using them in creative ways.”

“The back-to-basics, return-to-nature trend firmly planted in home decor the last couple of years is now moving away from neutral tones toward more colourful – while still soothing – elements of nature,” Gévry said, crediting the fashion world for the infusion of rich tones into interior design.

“The fashion runways are filled with deep pastels, both on their own and in bold, oversized floral patterns that are trending right now,” she said. ”This rich, floral influence is spilling over into all facets of home decor, from fabric and furniture to drapery and accessories.”