PPG Paints announces 2017 top picks collection
The passion many Canadians have for nature will be written all over the walls in 2017 … literally. Watch for cozy earth tones to dominate as the hottest paint colours for your home in the year ahead, from spicy brown, clay and cinnamon shades to foliage green, moss grey, lake blue and ochre. That is the message of the PPG Paints brand in unveiling its top paint picks for 2017 – a collection of 24 rich midtones with an earthy edge.
Taking the top spot as the PPG Paints brand Colour of the Year is a soft, muted purple with grey-blue undertones. Pairing well with timeless grey, brown, green and deep blue, it is a versatile colour that blurs the boundaries of young and old or male and female, and it works well in any room, according to Valerie Jager, associate marketing manager for the PPG Paints brand.
“The 2017 colour palette is made up of classic shades with a contemporary spin,” Jager said, explaining that next year’s earth tones are more vibrant and steeped in pigment than the natural hues of the past. “Rooted in tradition, the colours are warm and toasty, emitting an air of stability and balance.”
Other popular 2017 colours by the PPG Paints brand are: browns, greys, reds, greens, blues, and yellows. “In today’s world, the only thing that’s certain is uncertainty, and the home is the one place where people can find stability and security,” Jager explained. “The grounded, nature-inspired colours of 2017 visually deliver a sense of protection and help calm the body, mind and soul.”
No matter what your personal style is, the trending earth tones are adaptable enough to be incorporated into any decor, Jager said, offering this advice to achieve your desired look:
Outdoorsy. Down-to-earth paint colours are perfect for nature lovers. Choose your favourite earth tone for the walls, decorate with natural materials such as wood, rattan, clay and linen, and add plenty of greenery for an outdoorsy feel.
Luxurious. Rich brown is making a comeback in 2017, and when combined with khaki green, it delivers a luxurious ambiance. Accessorize with dark wood, leather and pewter grey to complete the opulent decor.
Modern. Greyed-off earthy colours contrast well with onyx or crisp white, producing a striking contemporary decor, especially when accented with granite and a pop of colour such as rose pink or vibrant red. Finish the look with grey wood stain on flooring and furniture.
Traditional. Pair colours such as this year’s fashionable greyish purple, burgundy or midtone blue, with curry tones to create a back-to-our-roots feel. Add charm and warmth with a creamy white hue on doors, window sills and trim, and accessorize with popular slate tones.
To find a PPG Paints dealer near you, or to sample the 2017 colour trends online, visit www.ppgvoiceofcolour.com.