Soothing colours will take the spotlight next year, says CIL Paint
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 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. “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. 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.